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Bay Area Clergy Hold “Selma” Screening and Discussion




Religious leaders in the Bay Area will hold a private screening of the Ava Duvernay film, “Selma,” which covers the historical march from Selma to Montgomery during the Civil Rights Movement.

Clergy have invited young people to attend the screening on Saturday, Jan. 17, seeking to engage them in a conversation around how the movement for racial justice continues. The screening will be held at Grand Lake Theater, 3200 Grand Ave., at 1 p.m. Tickets are $5.

Panelists will include Paul Cobb, publisher of The Post newspapers who marched in Selma with Dr. King in 1965 (see photo); Ashley Yates, a protest leader from Ferguson, member of Millennial Activists United and the Black Lives Matter movement; john powell, UC Berkeley professor and director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, and other special guests.

Clergy will also hold a rally with leaders from the Black Lives Matter movement on Monday, Jan. 19, 11 a.m. at City Hall in downtown Oakland.

For tickets, contact Acts Full Gospel Church at (510) 567-1300.


East Oakland Organizer Needed

The East Oakland Stadium Alliance (EOSA) is seeking an Oakland-based grassroots organizer for a short-term engagement to help grow and mobilize our coalition! Comprised of local businesses, workers, labor organizations, and community members, we are deeply concerned about the Oakland A’s proposal to leave the Coliseum site in East Oakland and build a new stadium at the port. An ideal candidate has on-the-ground campaign field experience, a strong awareness of Oakland and Alameda County political figures, and deep ties to East and West Oakland communities. Being a local resident of Oakland is a plus.

Employment with EOSA is a part-time role and will last for a minimum of four months with an opportunity to extend longer. Transportation and cell phone use would be reimbursed and candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to Emily Penrod, For more info about EOSA, visit our website and check us out on Twitter @AllianceOakland.


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