Hello Gray Panther Friends,
Join us online for a member meeting at 1:30 TODAY. We can't meet in person right now, but we are doing our utmost to gather together using appropriate technology so we can see and hear each other and keep our important conversations going.
Alex Werth (right) from East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO) will discuss "Eviction Moratoriums 101" - an update on the status of renter protections in Alameda County, Berkeley, and Oakland.
Alex Werth, EBHO Policy Associate, is an urban geographer with 10 years of experience working to promote just development in the Bay Area. Owing to his ancestral experience of diaspora and displacement as an Ashkenazi Jew, he’s committed to working in solidarity with the communities most impacted by systems of oppression to protect the places they called sacred—starting with home. Since moving to the East Bay in 2009, he’s worked on issues of affordable housing and anti-displacement at Bay Area Economics, the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation, and the City of Oakland’s Cultural Affairs Division. In 2019, he received a PhD in Geography from UC Berkeley, where he researched the longstanding role of music and dance in campaigns to empower, but also police, Oakland’s working-class communities of color. Outside of work, he’s a DJ and event producer who loves to build joyful spaces for communal connection on the dance floor.
East Bay Gray Panthers is a member of EBHO. Learn more about EBHO and its activities, including Affordable Housing Week, at its website:
If you knew Margy Wilkinson (left, in light green), who died Saturday night, we will take a little time to remember her. She was a life-long organizer for social, economic and racial justice, and co-founder of our partner group Friends of Adeline. Read her obituary in BerkeleySide.
As time permits, we will conclude with member concerns, and action opportunities, including:
Berkeley Tenants Convention July 5
Gray Panther National Campaigns
Defund the Police/Independent Police Review Commission initiatives
Schools and Communities First
upcoming CARA safe Rally and Car-caravan to celebrate and protect Medicare and Social Security.
To join Gray Panthers Zoom Meeting
Time: July 1, Wednesday 1:30
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Other member concerns and announcements will follow as time permits.