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Personal & Social Transformation (East Bay)

  • Anders & Michelle's Home 395 Adams Street Oakland, CA, 94610 United States (map)

This month we are attending a talk by WilLam Barber. Please text Anders at 952-846-8321 to attend as tickets are needed to attend. Details can be found below.

Rev. William Barber to Speak at First Church in Berkeley

Thu, Jul 12 • 7:30 pm


Join America’s preeminent civil rights leader Reverend William J. Barber, architect of North Carolina’s Moral Monday movement and co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign, for an in-depth discussion called "Reviving Our Democracy" about the current state of civil rights and democracy, and how we can energize both. He will be joined by Mother Jones’ senior reporter Ari Berman. The event will take place on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at First Church Berkeley from 7:30 to 9 pm in the Sanctuary.

Nearly two years after Election Day 2016, Americans’ rights are under siege across the nation, from voter suppression and gerrymandering to police violence and attacks on immigrants. Yet there has also been a surge in civic action to protect these rights, and it is gathering dramatic momentum as we near the midterm elections.

Rev. Barber gave an inspiring and powerful speech at the 2016 Democratic Convention and is a well-known leader in the United States weaving together faith and politics.

Books will be on sale, and a book-signing will follow the presentation.

The word is that tickets are sold out on EventBrite, but that there may be tickets at the door.

The event is organized by Mother Jones Magazine and sponsored by Ben & Jerry's, the San Francisco Foundation, and FreeSpeechTV.




What is Personal & Social Transformation Night?
Middle Circle's Personal & Social Transformation night creates a place for friends or strangers to help one another become stronger, more creative, more socially engaged thinkers and doers about social issues today.

How do we Gather?
Each gathering is hosted and facilitated by members of the group. The group decides on the topic and picks one or two people to provide introductory info about the topic with the group ahead of our meeting time (e.g. article, podcast, blog, wiki post, etc.). The group then gathers together for drinks and conversation around the topic guided by some foundational rules (e.g. we only speak for ourselves, we practice using 'I' statements, we commit to trying to be open-minded with the purpose of growing and expanding our own perspectives, we practice providing a safe and brave space where we can share our own values and beliefs and be open to being changed by the values and beliefs of others).

What do I need to bring?
The hosts provide some snacks and alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages. Please bring a $5-20 donation for Middle Circle's food kitty. You can donate in advance through Eventbrite at the time you RSVP or by cash, Venmo (@middlecircle), PayPal ( or credit card at the event. No one is turned away for lack of funds. 

Later Event: July 13
CoWorking Day