1/27/19 - upcoming lobby trip!

On March 14th, 2019, the anniversary of the national student walkout, Bay Area Student Activists (BAStA) will be heading up to Sacramento again to lobby for common sense gun reform. We want to remind the newly elected officials that this is a fight students still care about, and it is far from over. Please reach out to us with any questions at We would love for you to join us, if you are at all interested please fill out this form!


1/10/19 - Women’s March Contingency

Join various student activists at the Oakland Women’s March on Saturday, January 19th! We will be meeting at 10:30am by the intersection of Oak Street and Lake Merritt Blvd. We will then march with all the other contingencies to Frank Ogawa Plaza (near Oakland City Hall). Get your signs ready!

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BAStA is excited to announce our next major event! We are holding a voter information forum on October 21st from 1-4 at the Berkeley Community Theater. This event will consist of tables representing various political and activism related organizations from across the Bay, so attendees can see the various opportunities available for them to participate in. We will then have candidates for city council, mayor and more in Berkeley and Oakland, who will speak on panels to educate young and old voters on their stances. We hope you'll be able to make it! Parents bring your 18 year olds, 18 year olds bring your parents! Let's get voters informed and to the polls! Register to attend here:  See you on the 21st!


6/26/18 - Mental health

With gun violence on the rise, and 2,737 kids dying each year from gun violence (, teens and others are having to deal with the grief and trauma these events bring. Unfortunately, some individuals turn to drugs and alcohol to cope with these feelings. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, PTSD, or just need more information on how to improve mental health amidst these scary and confusing times, use the resources provided below:

PTSD and Addiction 

Alcohol Addiction

Immediate Mental Health Help


5/25/18 -

Today, a number of gun control bills that BAStA supports passed a major hurdle in the California Legislature by getting out of the Appropriations Committees: AB-2222, AB-2382, and AB-3129 in the Assembly; SB-1100, SB-1200, SB-1281, and SB-1421 in the Senate. See our legislation page for more information on these important bills!

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5/5/18 - Basta takes prom

Off-duty for the night but back to planning for upcoming events by Sunday!