UPDATE on Ms. Iris Canada: Ms. Canada was in the ER on Monday 2/20/17. Date of the demo might need to be shifted. Will keep you updated for changes.
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New Announcements & Updates
(Wednesday, 2/22; Thursday 2/23)
Wednesday, February 22
Wednesday, 7:45am – Rally for Single Payer Healthcare in Sacramento
Bus Reservations contact:
Bus from San Francisco City Hall leaves from the corner of Grove and Polk at 7:45am.
Bus from Berkeley Ashby BART leaves at 8:30am from the corner of Ashby and Adeline.
Join CARA and the Campaign for a Healthy California for a Healthy California as we join with legislators, labor, seniors, community, nurses, doctors, healthcare advocates and grassroots activists to make a major announcement that will positively impact the future health of everyone in the state.
11:00am Rally at Secretary of State Auditorium; 1500 – 11th Street, Sacramento
Info from Don Bechler, Chair Single Payer NOW
Wednesday, 10:00am – 12:30pm, Support SF-Anti-Muslim Registry Ordinance: Make Sanctuary Real! (Time change)
SF City Hall, Room 263
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Place
February 8th, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Public Safety Committee discussed an ordinance introduced against any potential Muslim registry based on religion or country of origin.
In response to the powerful community testimony and pressure demanding more than a symbolic ordinance, the SF Board of Supervisors are working on crafting the language so that this ordinance is actually enforceable
Please come out to support the second meeting on the ordinance and give public comment to demand that our city do more than what has been done before, to act courageously and do all that is in its power to resist Trump’s fascism and racism.
Sponsor: AROC – Arab Resource and Organizing Center
Wednesday, 5:00pm – 7:30pm, Resisting Mass Deportation A Community Forum
SF Main Library
100 Larkin St. (enter on Grove St.)
To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/register?orderid=e51b6a7ef64611e6b5a112bb817c5f15&client_token=31b3089eaf7e41c9a1bbbe31a5c85eaf&eid=31468022703
No family should be torn apart because they can’t afford an attorney. Learn how San Francisco can provide lawyers to help immigrants fight deportation and how YOU can help.
Danny Glover, actor, director, and activist
Hon. Dana Leigh Marks, president, National Association of Immigration Judges
Sandra Lee Fewer, San Francisco supervisor, District 1
Beto Martinez Nolasco, formerly detained immigrant
James Brosnahan, senior counsel, Morrison Foerster
livestream it here: https://youtu.be/sbgJ8o-6hfg
Info from SF Public Defender’s Office
Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Peace Vigil
One Post St.
(On the steps facing Market St. – below Feinstein’s office)
Above Montgomery BART
All are welcomed to join Codepink, OccupySF and Others.
Look for the pink PEACE banner
If it rains:
Look for lighted RESIST in lights in the plaza between the stairs leading to/from BART/MUNI
Theme this week: Honoring victims from the seven countries our country is involved in illegal wars
Info that will be distributed this week: FIGHT BACK AGAINST USA’S SEVEN ILLEGAL WARS!! SUPPORT H.R. 608
Request: wear black clothing
Wednesday, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Let Ms. Iris Canada Back in Her Home! (CANCELLED)
670 Page St.
Ms. Canada was in the ER on Monday, date of action might be shifted per family request.
100-yr-old Iris Canada is locked out of her home of over 50 years. We will demand justice from landlords and TIC owners who forced out our black elder for profit – they wish to condo convert the building to inflate the value of their private units, all of which were once rent-controlled apartments.
February 10th, the sheriff locked 100-year-old Iris Canada out of her long-time home in the Fillmore without notice to the benefit of three white landlords. Sheriff Vicki Hennessy, Judge James A. Robertson II, landlords’ lawyer Andrew Zacks, landlords Peter Owens, Stephen L. Owens and Carolyn Radisch, and the building’s TIC owners, especially Alexandre Apke & Anna Munoz, are all responsible for this eviction and elder abuse.
The sheriff knew Ms. Iris’ lawyer was filing an appeal in a higher court and had more than two months to stall such abuse before facing legal repercussions. She also had the ability to determine it was unsafe to evict Iris Canada due to her age and refused to exercise that right.
Sponsor: SF Anti-Displacement Coalition
Wednesday, 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Vigil for Amilcar Perez Lopez
Mission Police Station
Valencia & 17th St.
Nearly 50 vigils for Amilcar have been held.
February 26, will be the second anniversary of Amilcar’s murder by SFPD, we can’t let them forget. Come hear of the plans honor Amilcar and to mark this anniversary.
Second Anniversary info:
DA Gascon, let us have our day in court!
Wednesday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, What Is Fascism? Is It Here Now?
Workers World Party
1305 Franklin St., #411
Does the Trump presidency mean fascism is here, now? Let’s talk about what is fascism. We’ll start with a couple of short presentations, then open up for discussion, including how do we fight back?
We will have light refreshments.
Sponsor: Worlds Workers Party Bay Area
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1280868138648864/ or https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/02/20/18796666.php
Wednesday, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, Richard Wolff: An Evening of Lucid Economics and Caustic Wit
First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley
2407 Dana St.
KPFA Benefit: advance tickets: $12: T: 800-838-3006 or independent bookstores, $15 door, KPFA benefit info: kpfa.org/events
Richard Wolff, an American Marxist economist, well known for his work in economic methodology and class analysis, has rapidly become famous as well for his Pacifica Network Radio program, Economic Update, which is syndicated on over 60 stations.
Thursday, February 23
Thursday, 11:00am – 1:00pm, Pact the Courthouse for Yuvette Henderson
Oakland Federal Courthouse
3rd Floor, Courtroom 4 ( Judge Ryu)
1201 Clay St.
Yuvette Henderson was murdered by Emeryville police on 2/3/2015 who shot her with an AR-15 assault rifle for alleged shoplifting.
The city of Emeryville has filed a motion to dismiss her family’s lawsuit.
We need 100 people to turn up to show that the community stands with Yuvette’s family and demands Justice for Yuvette.
Thursday, 12 Noon, 1900 Mission Street – Public Hearing – Planning Commission
SF City Hall, Room 400
1 Dr. B. Carleton Goodlett Place
The developer proposes to demolish the still open Discount Auto Performance shop (SW corner of Mission and 15th) and build a 75′, seven story, twelve housing units over ground floor commercial building.
Some person(s) or group(s) unknown to me filed for a Discretionary Review after the Planning Department issued a Notice of Building Permit Application on August 22, 2016. Otherwise, Planning would have already approved the building permits.
Mission Local coverage: https://missionlocal.org/2016/08/housing-for-mission-street-auto-shop-moves-forward/
Info: From Eddie.
Thursday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, TRAINING – Solidarity During Immigration Raids – Rapid Response Network
St. Dominic’s Catholic Church, Parish Hall
2390 Bush St.
In the Parish Hall, located beneath the back of the church. Free parking is available. All are welcome.
Rapid Response Network: Witness, Accompany, Advocate
You will learn how to: Witness–be a legal observer and document immigrant raids; Accompany–provide moral support to families; Advocate–Prepare for opportunities to pass new protections.
This event is hosted by St. Dominic’s Church and co-sponsored by the Archdiocese of San Francisco, Faith in Action Bay Area, and Pangea Legal Services. For more information, contact Michael O’Smith at email@example.com.
Sponsor: St. Dominic’s Catholic Church
Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Norman Solomon on “Progressives: Where do we go from here?”
Unitarian Universalist Society of SF
1187 Franklin St.
In his recent article, “The House should start impeachment against Trump now,” longtime journalist, media critic, author and activist Norman Solomon argues that “From the outset of his presidency, Trump has been violating the U.S. Constitution in a way that we have not seen before and should not tolerate.”
Norman will address not just the technicalities of the law, but the entirety of the current situation that would cause Nixon White House counsel John Dean to say, “I don’t think Richard Nixon even comes close to the level of corruption we already know about Trump.” And, most importantly, he will talk about what we, the people, can do.
Sponsor: Progressive Democrats of America
Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Movement to End the New Jim Crow: Reimaging Justice
First Congregational Church of Oakland (UCC)
Tickets are sliding scale $5 – $20. No one turned away for lack of funds. Buy a ticket here: http://www.surjbayarea.org/movement_to_end_the_new_jim_crow
Join us for a conversation on ending mass criminalization and mass incarceration with leaders in the movement:
• Fania Davis, Executive Director, Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth
• Dorsey Nunn, Co-Founder, All of Us or None and Executive Director, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
• Zachary Norris, Executive Director, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
Moderated by poet and novelist Aya de Leon
For many communities, people of color, and activists in the fight for racial justice, the abolitionist movement never ended. Racial oppression was not vanquished by the Emancipation Proclamation, the Civil Rights Act or the election of President Obama. Our society has found new, violent ways to enforce racial inequality
Sponsor: SURJ – Oakland/SF Bay Area
Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, US Premiere, “Jerusalem , We Are Here”
Berkeley City College
2050 Center St.
Benefit for Middle East Children’s Alliance. Sliding scale – $10.00 – $100.00
Document director Dorit Naaman and two of the participants will be at screening.
“If houses and streets, neighborhoods and cities could tell us their stories, what would these be?” This interactive documentary brings Palestinians back into the Jerusalem neighborhoods from which they were expelled in 1948. Focusing primarily on the Katamon neighborhood, Palestinian participants probed their families’ past and engaged with the painful present.
Sponsor: Middle East Children’s Alliance
Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, City of Berkeley’s new urban agricultural package
2530 San Pablo Ave.
Speaker: Brandi Campbell Wood, Chief of Staff to Mayor Jessie Arreguin
A new proposed measure to define and support urban agriculture activities to increase food grown in Berkeley.
Discussion to include gardening unoccupied residential lots in commercial zones or hillside spaces, types of gardens including rooftop gardens, and the process for starting or maintaining an existing garden.
Co-sponsored: Berkeley Community Gardening Collaborative