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Since the Coronavirus pandemic began in early 2020, Omni Commons has experienced a 60% drop in monthly income. Please consider supporting this project’s longevity by making a one-time or recurring donation!


What if one of the largest community centers and venue spaces in the Bay Area was run in a spirit of radical generosity, by a volunteer collective where everybody is a leader?

We’re trying to do just that, at the



Omni Commons



4799 Shattuck, Oakland, California


The Omni Commoner:
Quarantine Edition 2020

Wondering what the community at Omni Commons has been up to?

We have a new collective, new officers, and members of our community have been active providing support during the pandemic! Check out our newsletter to learn more.


Member Collectives

Phat Beets Produce
a food justice group building farmers markets and gardens in North Oakland.
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Counter Culture Labs
a citizen science and DIYbio space that is open sourcing biology.
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Chiapas Support Committee
supporting autonomous health care and education in Zapatista communities.
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FYE Collective
a creative coalition and collaborative platform specializing in Space Activation, Event Curation, Workshops & Pop-Ups
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Sudo Room
a place to build, learn, reclaim technology for the people, and create alternatives to the tech industry
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East Bay Food Not Bombs
bringing free food to parks, political events, neighborhood gatherings, and social centers since 1991.
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Global Women's Strike
working toward the return of military spending to the community starting with women, the main caregivers everywhere.
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Liberated Lens Collective
a radical film & video collective dedicated to social change.
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People's Open Network
building open community wireless networks to ensure access knowledge and communication for all
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Events and Happenings

COVID-19 Update:

As of March 2020, Omni Commons has cancelled all pending events and requests in adherence to the current “Shelter in Place” edict issued by Alameda County, and out of care for the health and well-being of our community.


Ongoing Community Projects

People's Open Network
building open community wireless networks to ensure access knowledge and communication for all
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Open Insulin
a team of Bay Area biohackers working on newer, simpler, less expensive ways to make insulin.
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The Village
The Village is a movement in Oakland, CA of unhoused and formally unhoused leaders and housed allies who assert housing is a human right and homelessness is not a crime.
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Oakland Privacy
a citizens’ coalition that works regionally to defend the right to privacy and enhance public transparency and oversight regarding the use of surveillance techniques and equipment
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North Oakland Restorative Justice Council
working to address issues of community violence through a land-based restorative justice lens
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Real Vegan Cheese
a grassroots, non-profit Open Science collective dedicated to producing sustainable, animal-free cheese
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