T O D A Y !!! Join the Women’s March in San Francisco at 3 PM (from Ruthie Sakheim)

 

 

“Come out to the Women’s March in San Francisco on January 21st. Let’s show our neighbors that we won’t tolerate hate and that we will stand up for our rights.”
Valeria Avila, E4FC Community Educator
January 21, 2017 

My name is Valeria Avila. I was born in Mexico and came to the United States when she was 16 years old. I am studying Mechanical Engineering at Santa Clara University. I am also part of E4FC’s Community Education team.

My fellow E4FC Community Educator, Angelica Vargas, will speak at the Women’s March in San Francisco on Saturday January 21st. Please join us in advocating for undocumented immigrants nationwide!

The Women’s March is open to everyone who stands for human rights, civil liberties, tolerance of diversity, and compassion for our shared humanity.

Time of Rally: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Time of March: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Starting Location: San Francisco’s Civic Center
Ending Location: Justin Herman Plaza

Find out more information about the Women’s March here

Why join me at the Women’s March? Marching with thousands of people brings me hope that, although our circumstances may differ, we’re all united in our pursuit of social justice. We are not alone.

My fellow E4FC Community Educator, Mitzia Martinez, and I will be at the rally and march to organize our E4FC group. We’ll be gathering at SFAC Galleries Window Installation Site at 2:30 pm. If you have questions, call me at (510) 943-8671.

 

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OccupyForum presents . . . Father River Sims and Philip O’Donnell: Working with the Homeless, on Monday, January 23, at new location

OccupyForum presents…

Monday, January 23rd 2017 from 6 – 9 pm

at The Black and Brown Social Club

474 Valencia between 15th and 16th Streets, near 16th/Mission BART

Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!!

Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue

on all sides of these critically important issues!

Father River Sims and Philip O’Donnell:

Working with the Homeless

 “Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.”

The way River Sims tells his horror stories, calmly, barely raising his voice, poised like the Anglican priest he is, makes them seem all the more ugly by contrast. “He’s third-generation homeless,” says Sims, speaking in tones members of Old San Francisco might use to speak of their lineage. “His mother shot him up with heroin for the first time when he was 8 years old.”

Father Christian River Sims has been working with San Francisco’s homeless, junkies and sex workers, primarily in the Polk, Haight and Civic Center areas, for the past 22 years. His ministry, which he calls Temenos Catholic Worker (temenos is Greek for that which is abandoned, cut off or separated), is really just Sims, working out of a sparsely furnished one-bedroom apartment crammed with the things that he needs for his work. Sims exchanges 2,000 needles a week, which he gets from the Prevention Point needle exchange program. He also distributes condoms, clothing — socks are a big draw with the rainy weather — and as much advice as people ask him for, about drug rehab or shelters or where the free showers are or anything else a street survivor might want to know.

Everyone knows Sims. He knows all their stories. He never gives them money, so they don’t ask. “I must have spent $8,000 on pizza the first year I was out here, trying to gain their trust,” Sims laughs. He survives on donations, gets food from the Food Bank, lives on less than $800 per month himself. It’s his life, usually five or six nights a week, from 8 p.m. until 4 a.m.

 “I am a priest­ who feels uncomfortable within a church building because I was condemned, and pushed out because of being gay; yet God pulled me back kicking and screaming… In this life of contradictions what holds me together is my faith in the living person of Jesus of Nazareth… My resolve is to continue to follow him in his summons that “You shall love the Lord your God with your mind, strength and your soul, and your neighbor as yourself. I see Jesus in every one of the people I see on the street.”

Presenting with Father Sims is a young man he works with, Phillip O’Donnell, who is writing a book “Rise from the Mud… Breathe.” “My name is Phillip O’Donnell. I’m 22 years old and homeless here in San Francisco. Homeless with purpose… I have been trying to get an SRO, but the waiting lists are long and space is scarce. In the meantime, I sleep on the streets, Golden Gate Park, and when luck comes my way, a hostel or a generous person’s apartment. Although I am surviving, the lack of consistency makes it extremely difficult to move forward especially when the tendrils of my depression strike at my soul… Upon receiving housing, I plan to work for one of the organizations providing the services that are critical to my survival. I want to contribute to the effort to end homelessness as well as meet more people facing homelessness and learn their story in an attempt to gain a better understanding of the root causes of homelessness. Homelessness is, in part, a consequence of the flaws in the design of our civilization. If we can illuminate these flaws and how our civilizational design creates homelessness, we can make more effective efforts to help people get on their feet and keep others from facing this hardship. Also, I will continue working on publishing my first novel, Rise from the Mud…Breathe, and finish my college education.”

As San Francisco contends with its growing population of people pushed out of housing and onto the streets, its mentally ill and people in need, Father River Sims can help orient and guide us as to how we can be most useful and take responsibility for our sisters and brothers on the streets.

Time will be allotted for announcements.

Donations to Occupy Forum to cover costs are encouraged; no one turned away!

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ACTIONS for Friday – Resist Fascism & Reclaim MLK – 120 Hours of Direct Action (from Adrienne Fong)

Clarification: Listed are actions for the120 hours leading up through the inauguration only (Thursday & Friday).

San Francisco and East Bay actions are separated  to make it easier to follow. Not all listings are on the APTP calendar. Saturday’s actions will be listed in another email.  —Adrienne 

RESIST FASCISM & RECLAIM MLK

Calendar

From APTP

https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=68pdcjhtndvmg3f3c31r90cooc%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America%2FLos_Angeles

120 Hours of Direct Action

San Francisco Bay Area 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

for

Friday, January 20th

San Francisco Events

Friday, January 20

Trumps Inauguration

Friday, 8:00am – 9:30am, A Protest Action of Conscience and Resistance: No Wall! No Mass Deportations! No “Muslim Registry”!

                                            No Trump / Pence Regime

ICE San Francisco Field Office
444 Washington St. @ Sansome
San Francisco

Reject A Fascist America!

Trump’s vilification and threats against immigrants are a cornerstone of the fascist movement he has congealed. He plans to deport 3 million people immediately, and soon many more. That he calls Mexican immigrants “criminals, drug dealers, rapists”. That his “build the wall” bellowing goes with his promise to rescend DACA, enabling the deportation of over 700,000 people who came to the S.S. as children. And his call for a “Muslim Registry” brings echos of World War II concentration camps in Germany and in the U.S.

Everyone must stand up and stop this fascist regime!

Sponsor: Refuse Fascism Bay Area

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/01/19/18795453.php  //refusefascism.bayarea@gmail.com

Friday, 8:30am – 7:00pm, Warrior Womyn Network – Call to Action

Meet:

Justin Herman Plaza
1 Market St.
San Francisco

Today is the day we demand our voices to be heard! Show your solidarity by wearing a red beret – symbolizing the power of womyn as change leaders-and military dress to show that we are prepared to fight the facist administration by any means necessary.

3:00pm – Meet up location TBA

5:00pm – Meet at UN Plaza, Civic Center for ANSWER march

Sponsor: Warrior Womyn Network – West Coast

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/577559062433143/?active_tab=about

Friday, 9:00am – 12:30pm, Jan 20: BAY AREA RESIST TRUMP (San Francisco)

Meet:

Justin Herman Plaza
1 Market St.
San Francisco

Marching Rain or Shine!

9AM-  Meet at Justin Herman Plaza, San Francisco (Embarcadero BART) and march to Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs, Peter Thiel, ICE, and other groups supporting Trump’s hate-fueled policies.

Greeters will be at Justin Herman Plaza anytime between 8AM and 12PM to direct you where to join the march.

10 AM: Children’s March, start at Sansome & Market St. (Montgomery BART)

11:30AM: Rally at 555 California St., San Francisco [Trump owned property]

Rallies and marches will be family-friendly!
Flyer Spanish: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8WHfXnwnwyuMy1ldHprTVZVaWM/view

Flyer English: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8WHfXnwnwyuNDR0YjNNT2J2Qlk/view

Sponsor & Info: Jobs with Justice – San Francisco (jwjsf.org) and Bay Rising (bayrising.org). For more information, email: info@bayrising.org

Spanish: https://www.facebook.com/events/658612721008515/

Friday, 10:00am – 6:00pm, San Francisco Trump Inauguration  #Calexit Independence Rally / March

Meet:

SF City Hall
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Place
SF

Meet in the Center of CIVIC CENTER PLAZA (INBETWEEN the AVENUE of TREES) at 10am. We’ll all be wearing purple t-shirts (as will you!!). CHECK THIS PAGE AROUND 9.45AM/10AM ON MARCH DAY for any UPDATES

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/960414534062627/1014127942024619/?notif_t=admin_plan_mall_activity¬if_id=1484529466781468

Friday 12 Noon SEIU Rally at SF General Hospital

Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8WHfXnwnwyuNDR0YjNNT2J2Qlk/view

Posted by: Jobs with Justice – San Francisco (jwjsf.org) and Bay Rising (bayrising.org). For more information, please email: info@bayrising.org

Friday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, Mothers on the March Press Conference

Hall of Justice
850 Bryant St.
SF

Join Mothers who have lost loved ones to police brutality calling for San Francisco’s DA Gascon to charge the killer cops

Sponsor: Justice4Mario Woods Coalition

Friday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, Rally / Alternative Concert

555 California St.
SF

Listed on Anti Police-Terror Project Calendar. No details found.

Friday, 2:00pm – 5:00pm,  Inauguration Protest

San Francisco City Hall
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett PL.
SF

No description given

Host: Not My President SF

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1745186789077207/

Friday, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, Marshal Elementary School Walk Out

1575 – 15th Street
SF

Info from APTP Calendar – no details found

Friday, 4:30pm – Labor Contingent Rally  & March with 5:00pm ANSWER

Meet:

Carl’s Jr. at UN Plaza
7th & Market Streets
SF

Carl’s Jr. CEO Robert Puzder, notorious as an enemy of labor and workers’ rights, has been named by Donald Trump to be – of all things – the next Secretary of Labor.  Puzder is not only opposed to raising the minimum wage to a living wage, he is actually opposed to any minimum wage at all!.

Info: Jobs with Justice & ANSWER

Friday, 5:00pm,   Protest Against Trump on Inauguration Day

Meet:

United Nations Plaza (nr. Civic Center BART)
SF

Rain or Shine!

Protest Against Trump on Inauguration Day: Fight Racism, Defend Immigrants!

Here in San Francisco, we will gather at 5 p.m. at UN Plaza, Market St. between 7th   and 8th   Streets for a rally, followed by a march through several neighborhoods of the city, including Castro, Mission and Tenderloin.

Today, tens of thousands of people will be marching in the streets in Washington DC, San Francisco and other cities, saying “NO” to Trump and the Trump program.

It is URGENT  that all progressive people take to the streets in defense of immigrants, Muslims, women, all people of color and all working people. We take to the streets to advance an alternative vision. A vision of unity and solidarity in the struggle against the ravages of a system that has left half of the country in poverty and the 99% under the boot of an administration threatening to deny climate change, rights for immigrants, women and LGBTQ people, and all historically oppressed communities.

Sponsor: ANSWER

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/331378990566241/ 

East Bay Events

Friday, January 20

Trumps Inauguration

Friday, 7:00am – 5:00pm, Oakland General Strike Against Trump / Huelga General Contra Trump (Oakland)

Ronald Dellums Federal Bldg
1301 Clay St.
Oakland

7AM – The Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building (1301 Clay Street) will be shut down with a Mass Picket Line disrupting all ICE and Federal Operations. We will be providing Breakfast for the working class and poor at the Picket Line.

–          Cerraremos el Edificio Federal Ronald V. Dellums (1301 Clay Street) con un Piquete Masivo para interrumpir operaciones federales y de la migra (ICE).

Proveeremos Desayuno para personas pobres y de la clase obrera.

9 AM – Oscar Grant Plaza (14th and Broadway) We will be hosting an All Day Mutual Aid Fair with Teach-Ins/Workshops,

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner, A Free Store, Speakers, and Music.

12PM – March of the Working Class – Organized and Unrepresented workers will gather in unity at Latham Square on Broadway and Telegraph (site of the 1946 General Strike) – Endorsed by Labor Rising Against Trump

Marcha de la Clase Obrera – Obreros (tanto organizados como no sindicalizados) se reunirán en Latham Square (Broadway y Telegraph – sitio de la histórica Huelga General de 1946) – Respaldada por Labor Rising Against Trump.

5 PM – Open Mic / Speak Out – Oscar Grant Plaza – 14th and Broadway

Micrófono abierto / testimonios del público – Oscar Grant Plaza (14th y Broadway)

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1862566130646162/

Friday, 10:00am – 5:00pm, Tech, Workers for Racial Justice on J20

Oscar Grant Plaza
14th Street 7 Broadway
Oakland

Connecting Racial Justice Organizations with Tech. Resources (part of the All Day Mutual Aid Fair: https://www.facebook.com/events/1862566130646162/)

If you’re with a not-for-profit organization or activist/advocacy group working on racial/social justice causes to support, defend, and uplift underserved and marginalized communities throughout the Bay Area and beyond, and could use help from technology resources, we’re here to help!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/444528142601903/

Friday 12 Noon J20 Rally and March – UC Berkeley

List of UC Berkeley Events including Teach – Out events

UC BERKELEY
https://berkeleyvstrump.org/2017/01/13/j20-rally-and-march/
https://www.facebook.com/events/1235560129836322/
https://www.facebook.com/events/290339334702318/
TEACH-OUT schedule and map here:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8uFxxSeH0ZlTmlfSGcwSU9yQ0k/view
https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1C0KgO45ViZb9itpX942HgwNmOZY&ll=37.87231600582997%2C-122.26295139238351&z=16

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/212907182498412/

Friday, 12 Noon – 3:00pm, Student Walkout on Trump’s Inauguration – Berkeley

Sproul Plaza – UC Berkeley
Berkeley

NATIONAL STUDENT WALKOUT AGAINST BIGOTRY & HATE
A  national student strike will send a clear message to Trump, the billionaire class, and the Republican Party that we reject their agenda of bigotry, hate, and division; that we reject their corporate policies to gut our social services and education.

Sponsor: Berkeley Socialist Students

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1235560129836322/

Friday, 1:00pm – 6:00pm, Oakland Inauguration Day Strike

Downtown Oakland (see location details below)
Oakland

ORGANIZED BY STUDENTS ACROSS OAKLAND UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT & LOCAL COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS.

9 AM – Oscar Grant Plaza (14th and Broadway) We will be hosting an All Day Mutual Aid Fair with Teach-Ins/Workshops, Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner, A Free Store, Speakers, and Music.

1 PM – OUSD STUDENT MARCH (Starting @ LANEY COLLEGE QUAD –> City Hall) 

5 PM – Open Mic / Speak Out – Oscar Grant Plaza – 14th and Broadway

EMAIL  grace.pang@metwest.org  if you have any questions or would like to help in organizing!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1575249882503140/

Friday, 1:00pm Baby bloc @ Oakland General Strike

Oakland Main Library
125 – 14th Street
Oakland

A low risk action for parents and their kids to participate in the January 20th inaugural general strike.
Bring banners and signs!

Check site for changes due to weather.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/388972438116227/?active_tab=about

Friday, 5:00pm – 9:00pm, Requiem for A Dream: A Resurrection of Hope

Meet:

Oscar Grant Plaza and Interplayce
Oakland

Procession 5:30pm to Interplayce

A public interfaith ritual to give voice to the grief over our loss of faith in our nation’s public institutions and systems, looking toward a resurrection of hope through solidarity and community to strive for the world we imagine.

In light of the inauguration of a fascist, and in the week that we officially remember the radical legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., we seek to connect the dreams of our past with the hopes for our future.

Everyone is encouraged to wear white (or other funeral garb for your tradition) and bring candles for the procession.

Procession at 5:30 in a mournful, solemn tone to Interplayce (2273 Telegraph), with stops for prayer and lamentation along the way in places that are historically significant for the movement for black lives and other struggles for justice.
Arrive at Interplayce around 6:30 pm for Interfaith Requiem Liturgy.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1253590838011344/

Friday, 9:00pm – 12 Midnight, Boycott Club BNB Club 21 & Pride in Solidarity  W / 120 Hours of Direct Action

2120 Broadway @ 21St Street
Oakland

In SOLIDARITY with the 120 Hours of DIRECT ACTION, RECLAIMING MLK’S LEGACY. WE WILL BOYCOTT CLUB BNB, CLUB 21 AND OAKLAND PRIDE. WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT! This will be the last 3 hours of a week dedicated to DIRECT ACTION! We are honored to be the closer of this important political movement!
***
Show up! Act up! Be present.
Nothing justifies violence against womxn!

#BOYCOTTCLUBBNB,
#BOYCOTTCLUB21
#BOYCOTTOAKLANDPRIDE

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/737333769776241/

 

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Saturday January 21 – Women’s marches in Oakland & SF (from Adrienne Fong)

Women’s Marches in Oakland & San Francisco 

Saturday, January 21

Saturday, 10am – 3:00pm, National Women’s March Oakland

Madison Park
9th Street
Oakland

At 11AM we will begin our march up Oak Street to Grand Avenue along Lake Merritt.  We will then march down Broadway to end at Frank Ogawa Plaza.  At 12:30PM we will begin our rally with speakers, art and music concluding at 3PM.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/104184063408672/

Saturday, 10:00am – 3:00pm Women’s March Oakland- Rise, Resist, Unite (Gabriela Contingent)

Camron – Stanford House
1418 Lakeside Drive
Oakland

Women Say No to Trump! Organize and Unite to Protect Our Communities!

Members of GABRIELA USA invite you to join our contingent at the Women’s March in Oakland to RISE against Fascism as we say No to Trump and his administration, RESIST the militarization of our lands, communities, and bodies, and to UNITE for the liberation of all oppressed peoples.

Since the election of Trump as President, we have witnessed an escalation of racism, hate, and xenophobia. The incoming Trump administration will implement neoliberal policies that threaten the lives of immigrants, Muslims, Black people, low-income families, LGBTQ folks, women and children. From the U.S. to the Philippines to Palestine and throughout the globe, we are witnessing the ever-worsening

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/738189426346229/

Saturday, 1:30pm – 4:00pm, Stand Up for Choice! SF Unites Against “Walk for Life”

Meet at:

Powell & Market Street
SF

Protest the 2017 West Coast Walk for Life, which takes place annually in San Francisco around the anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

Tens of thousands of pro lifers will convene at Civic Center at 10 am and will march down Market Street to the Embarcadero at 1:30 pm. We will gather in peaceful protest along the march route to show our strength and our opposition to those who would deny a woman’s right to choose.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/220414645053240/

Saturday, 3:00pm – 8:00pm, Women’s March San Francisco

Civic Center
San Francisco

Time of Rally: 3 – 5 p.m.
Time of March: 5 – 8 p.m.
Starting Location: Civic Center at Pioneer Monument, opposite City Hall, between the Asian Art Museum and the SF Public Library.
Ending Location: Justin Herman Plaza

We march to support and inspire each other and the nation to celebrate, honor and protect our diversity, freedom and human rights. We gather in community to find healing and strength through tolerance, civility, and compassion. This is a non-partisan march. We welcome all people to join us as we unite locally, nationally and internationally.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1516849161665234/

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Busy week ahead! (from Patricia Gray)

There are many events planned about the new Trump administration.

We need to get together to plan some ways to change the government
of our United States.  We need to create real democracy in our nation,
where the government heeds the voice of the people.  We, the 99%,
know the government works for the top 1%. The struggle goes on!
__________________________________________________________

Wednesday January 18, 2017
5:00 pm.     U.C.Berkeley Labor Center  (on campus) at 2521
                  Channing Way,  spc 5555 in Berkeley
                  DIRECT ACTION TO SOCIAL MOVEMENT
                  Panel discussion
                  speakers Lamoin Jaen, Dawille Mahones,and
                                Tina Sandoval. and a rep from the Bay Area
                                black Speaker Center
                 more info  www.teacherorganizeresist. net
6:00 pm    S.F. City Hall room 408, Elections Department
                OPEN SOURCE VOTING MACHINES
                Some voting machines are deemed insecure by our
                government studies.  S.F. County has allocated funds
                toward a publicly owned voting system — but the
                Elections Dept. (John Arntz) is disregarding that decision.
                Please come to this meeting and demand open source
                system or RESIGN!   Urge the elections Commission
                to enforce this policy.  Come and Occupy the Elections
                Commission on Jan.18th.
6:30 pm.    Main Branch of the S.F. Public Library (entrance on
                 Grove St.)  3rd floor conference room
                 MEETING OF THE PEACE AND FREEDOM PARTY
                 We know our two party system is a failure. Both the
                 Dems and the Repubs serve the interests of the top
                 1 %.  They claim to care about the working people,
                 but it is clear that they DO NOT!  We should explore
                 other political parties.
7:00 – 9:00 pm    Notable House, 189 Elsworth St. S.F.
                         meeting
                         “TRUMP ATE YOUR LUNCH”  INAUGURAL 
                          SUPPER, TALK, SECOND COURSE 
                          Most people talk about the economy in terms of
                          labor and capital — leaving out the third part–
                          the commons.  The commons is the key to
                          alleviating poverty, purging corporations of their
                          undue  power, nourishing democratic values, and
                          vaulting environmental protection into the
                          people’s purview.   Attend the inaugural supper
                          talk kicking off the project.  Supper is provided.
                          Telephone RSVP required    415-948-4265
_________________________________________________________
Thursday January 19
6:30 – 8:30     Oscar Grant Plaza  14th and Broadway, Oakland
                     RESIST GENDER BASED VIOLENCE
                     Join us for a creative, interactive, solidarity rally
                     for all who have experienced gender based violence.
                     This is organized as a part of a 120 hours Anti Police
                     terror projects that call for direct action.   Bring your
                     righteous rage, your grief and your dissent to be
                     witnessed and supported by fellow survivors and
                     allies.
                     Meet up by 6;45 as the event will be mobile.
                     #HellNawguration
                     #129 hours
                     #reclaimMLK
7:30 – 9:00 pm    Berkeley Cop Watch 2022 Blake St. Berkeley
                         KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!
                         In support of the  planned Anti Police Terror
                         Project for 120 hours of protest (from MLK holiday
                        through the inauguration) Berkeley Cop Watch is
                        sponsoring a special know your rights training
                        to help people get to deal with massive police
                        presence in the streets. We will also practice
                        techniques for gathering evidence challenging
                        racist practices and dealing with police intimidation.
                        This event is free and has wheelchair access.
                         sponsor  Berkeley Cop Watch
7:00 – 8:00 pm     The Green Arcade Book Shop. 1680 Market St S.F.
                          VIKING ECONOMICS: HOW THE SCANDINAVIANS 
                          GOT IT RIGHT AND HOW WE CAN TOO
                          Author George Lakey will talk about his new book
                          that tells the story of how they fought for democracy
                          and freedom and opened a model that we can
                          learn from.
                          info  theGreenArcade.com
__________________________________________________________
Friday Jan. 20, 2017
7:00 am – 5:00 pm    Oakland Federal Bldg, 1301 Clay St. Oakland
                              OAKLAND GENERAL STRIKE – 
                                               #j20 AND BEYOND
                              7:00  am  We will shut down the Federal Bldg
                                             with  a mass picket line.  We will
                                             provide breakfast for the working
                                             people at the picket line.
                              9:00 am   Oscar Grant Plaza 14th and Broadway
                                            Hosting all day Mutual Aid Fair.
                                            breakfast, lunch and dinner.  A free
                                            store, speakers and music.
                             12 noon   Labor march of the working people to
                                            the site of the 1946 General Strike at
                                            Broadway and Telegraph.
11:00 am       San Francisco General Hospital 
                    PROTEST AGAINST TRUMP!  CARE, NOT CHAOS
                    90,000 people in S.F. are getting health care through
                    Obamacare are in danger of losing it!
4:00 pm    444 Castro St. at 18th St.
                STANDING ROCK REPORT
                Open  mic  We can build 100 panel car ports.
                                 Great well paying jobs and NO
                                 Dakota Access Pipe Line.
5:00 pm  United Nations Plaza 355 Mac Alister St. 
              near Civic Center and Civic Center Bart
              PROTEST TRUMP ON INAUGERATION DAY
              Trump says go back!! We say fight back against
              racism, sexism and war.  Defend immigrant rights!
              Sponsor ANSWER
6:30 pm   UU Center 1187 Ffanklin St. at Geary
              SELMA
              film
              Directed by Ava DuVercey, the film tells the story of a
              leader and visionary who led his brothers and sisters
              in a dangerous campaign for equal voting rights.
              no charge–refreshments are available
              info   415-722-6480
6:00 pm    On your front porch!
                BANG THE POTS, RAISE A DIN!
               6:00 pm is the time all across the nation to bank pots
               and pans to show disgust for Trump.   Please share
               this information on face book.  The goal is to get as
               many  people as possible to get out their pots and pans
               to register their opposition.
8:00 pm – 1:00 am   Justin Herman Plaza  Embarcadero
                              DUMP TRUMP!
                              NOT MY PRESIDENT!
                              Meet at the embarcadero and march to Wells
                              Fargo, golden Sachs, Peter Thied, ICE and
                              other groups supporting Trump’s hate policies.
                              sponsors   Jobs with Justice, Bay Area Rising
                              info@bayrising.org
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Saturday January 21
.10:00 am      9th and Madison St. Oakland
                     WOMAN’S MARCH OAKLAND
                     We will gather at Madison Park and march up Oak
                     St. to Grand Street along Lake Merit and then down
                     Broadway to end at a rally in Frank Ogawa Plaza.
10:00 am     2017 WALK FOR LIFE 
                   Tens of thousand of pro lifers will march from Civic
                   Center San Francisco to the Embarcadero.
1:30 pm       Women’s rights supporters will meet at 1:30 at  Powell
                   and Market abd spread out along Market St. to show
                   our strength in a WOMAN’S MARCH.
4:00 pm      Civic Center Plaza S.F.  
                  WOMEN’S MARCH SAN FRANCISCO
                  There will be similar marches all over the nation with
                  a major gathering in Washington D.C.  We march to
                  support and inspire each other to celebrate, honor and
                  celebrate our diversity.  This event is not just for
                  women but for all who support human rights, civil
                  liberties and compassion for our shared humanity.
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm    UU Society of S.F.  1187 Franklin at Geary
                              UU ANNUAL SPAGETTI SUPPER FOR
                              SOCIAL JUSTICE 
                              Join us for a delicious meal, music and a
                              rousing evening of recommitted to  the pursuit
                              of social justice.  Principle speaker will be
                              Pastor Mike McBride, east bay religious leader
                              and social activist.  The event will also include
                              awards to activists.  Honored will be:
                              Carol Bettencourt (Eviction Defense)
                              Eric Brooks  (Clean Power S.F.)
                              Jeff Adachi  (Public defender of S.F.)
                              Midge Wilson (Women’s & Children’s child care
                                                   center)
                              Fee  $20.00 or what you can afford
                              info  414-776-4580
________________________________________________________
Sunday January 22
9:00 – 11:00    UU Center,  1187 Franklin St.  M.L.K. room
                     WEALTH AND DISPARITIES IN THE BLACK
                     COMMUNITY
                     Speaker   Philicia Jones.
                     a dedicated activist in the battle for justice and a
                     strong believer in grass roots organizing.
                     Her talk will be followed with questions and comments.
__________________________________________________________
Monday January 23, 2017
ALL DAY!

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ANOTHER HOMELESS PERSON DEAD ON OUR STREETS by JP Massar

First They Came for the Homeless (FTCftH) decries the loss of yet another life on the streets of Berkeley – ‘Body of homeless woman found near Berkeley High’, reported in Berkeleyside 1/15/17. People without shelter and without hope is the mark of a failed society, one that will likely fall even further over these next four years as tolerance and compassion continue to lose ground to bigotry and mean-spiritedness.

FTCftH will be holding a press conference, followed by a 24-hour vigil commencing at 5:00 PM, Tuesday, January 17th on the grounds of Berkeley’s New City Hall in memory of lives lost needlessly – in Berkeley, San Francisco, in Portland, OR, Denver, CO and all across the country.

Mike Zint, an organizer with FTCftH, said

“A tent is not a permanent solution. Housing is. But with no housing available, a tent in a sanctioned tent city would provide shelter, storage, security, privacy, and most importantly, stability. And stability is what will help the most. Give people time without harassment, hours, abuse, or rules that don’t fit in with life.”

FTCftH once again calls on the City of Berkeley to stop using police to terrorize homeless people, to stop confiscating the possessions they need to survive, and to stop dismantling the small, supportive communities they establish. Protecting and serving means all the people of Berkeley, not just the housed. In the absence of a place to call her own, would a tent and companions have saved this woman’s life? We don’t know. COULD a tent, companions and shared food saved this woman’s life? We think that’s a good possibility.

For more on our thoughts on homelessness please see http://tinyurl.com/jmqp4kj

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Updates for MLK + 120 Hours of Action (from Adrienne Fong)

This posting concentrates on actions for MLK and leading up to the “inauguration” and for  Jan. 21 Women’s Actions,  NOT all listings are on the APTP calendar. Non-listed actions are also planned by affinity groups.

Updates and events for Friday, Jan. 20th & Sat. Jan. 21st will be posted  Tuesday night.

  ~Adrienne

Send all other items for postings by Tuesday to Pat at: pat1936@gmail.com 

RESIST FASCISM & RECLAIM MLK

Calendar

From APTP

120 Hours of Direct Action

San Francisco Bay Area

https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=68pdcjhtndvmg3f3c31r90cooc%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America%2FLos_Angeles

Monday, January 16

MLK DAY

Monday, 9:00am – 11:00am, 3rd Annual #Reclaim MLK Teach-In for Children: We Keep Us Safe

Lincoln Square Park
261 – 11th Street
Oakland

3rd Annual #ReclaimMLK Teach-In will explore how we keep our communities safe without police. At Lincoln Square Park, children ages 3-13 and their adult allies will engage in interactive learning stations about how identity, housing, education, immigration, culture, and the earth are all important in being empowered upstanders in our communities. There will also be a performance by the Alphabet Rockers! After the teach in, all families are invited to join the children’s contingent of 3rd Annual March to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy/ & 120 Hours!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1417323408574779/

Monday, 10:00am – 11:00am, Security Training for March

Oscar Grant Plaza
14th & Broadway
Oakland

For those who want to do security and missed the training this past weekend

Monday, 10:00am, 3rd Annual March to ReclaimMLK’s Radical Legacy: HAITI Solidarity Contingent

10:00am Rally at:

Oakland Federal Bldg
1301 Clay St.
Oakland

March to Oscar Grant Plaza for MLK Day March

Stand with the valiant people of Haiti as they resist US occupation and foreign exploitation.

Monday, 11am – 2:00pm, 3rd ANNUAL MARCH to RECLAIM KING’S RADICAL LEGACY / & 120 HOURS

Meet at:

Oscar Grant Plaza
14th Street & Broadway
Oakland

March to: Lake Merritt

You’re invited to the march on Monday to #ReclaimMLK, which also launches #120Hours of direct actions of protest and resistance leading up to the January 20th inauguration of Donald Trump.

We will begin our week of action with the Reclaiming King’s Radical Legacy March. We will then launch into 120 hours of autonomous direct action in resistance to the fascist Trump agenda.

This year we are focused on immigrant rights, protection of our Muslim brothers and sisters, women’s reproductive rights, loving our LGBTQ sisters, brothers and siblings, and the defense of Black life.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/229105814137109/

Monday, 11:00am, REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY – MARCH & PARADE

Start:

CALTRAIN Depot
4th & Townsend
SF

March to Yerba Buena Gardens for interfaith commemorations and more

Info: http://norcalmlkfoundation.org/Events.html

Monday, 11:00am – 6:00pm, J 20 Art Build

Greenpeace Warehouse (10min walk fr. West Oakland BART)
955 – 7th Street
Oakland

Come help us make two sets of huge banners for the J20 events in SF and in DC, and the Women’s March!

Please bring painting clothes. We will be working-painting on the floor.
SEWING HELP!: we are looking for some sewing help from 9am to 11am

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1787344121529874/

Monday, 4:00pm,  STOP THE TRUMP-PENCE REGIME BEFORE IT STARTS!

Gather:

SF Civic Center (in front of City Hall)
San Francisco

NO to Trump / Pence Regime

Monday, 5:00pm – 8:00pm, FREE COMMUNITY CONCERT to RECLAIM MLK’s LEGACY

Civic Center Plaza
San Francisco

Performances by: Francisco Herrera, Equipto, Old Soul Kollective, Magick, Spoken Word Poetry

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1106178722837253/

Monday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, POWER & PEACE: THE VOICE OF THE REV DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. (Time Updated)

First A.M.E. Church
3701 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland

Film footage of Dr. King’s most profound speeches; messages that are just as relevant today as they were half a century ago.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1675447679138339/

Tuesday, January 17

Tuesday, 9:00am, Trump Agenda in Oakland – CREATIVE ACTION in DOWNTOWN OAKLAND

Oakland City Hall
1 Frank Ogawa Plaza
Oakland

Join us at City Hall on Tuesday, 1/17, at 9:00am for a creative action in downtown Oakland in conjunction with the Anti Police-Terror Project’s call for 120 Hours of direct action to reclaim MLK’s radical legacy.

We’re protesting  to expose Libby’s racist policies as she supports the police in their rein of terror and encourages developers as they displace thousands of Oaklanders, especially black and brown community members.

We are also demonstrating to express our outrage over Trump’s agenda and its open threats towards communities of color. We call on Schaaf to reject this agenda, not just in words but in bold actions. We refuse to allow the lofty promises espoused by Libby Schaaf and other Oakland elected officials to amount to mere empty rhetoric.

Sponsor: SURJ

Tuesday, 12 Noon – 2:30pm, RECLAIM MLK DAY!  CITYWIDE HOMELESS PEOPLE’S POPULAR ASSEMBLY

Civic Center Plaza
San Francisco

We will be honoring the 48th anniversary of the Poor People’s Campaign. The PPC was the last campaign that MLK jr. organized before his untimely assassination. The PPC culminated in a Tent City, known as Ressurection City being erected in Washington DC in 1968,

Policies or decisions are being made on behalf of the homeless community and homeless voices are being left out of the process. In 2016, The Coalition on Homelessness launched a series of Homeless People’s Popular Assemblies (HPPA) in encampments around the City. HPPA’s were led solely by homeless or formerly homeless people.

This MLK Day, we want to reclaim the Radical Legacy of Dr. King as an advocate for Economic Justice and the Rights of Poor People everywhere!

Sponsor: Coalition on Homelessness

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/361018567605221/

Tuesday, 4:00pm, STOP THE TRUMP-PENCE REGIME BEFORE IT STARTS! – March

Gather:

SF Civic Center in front of City Hall
San Francisco

Refuse Fascism – NO to Trump / Pence Regime!

March through San Francisco

Info: refusefascism.bayarea@gmail.com

Tuesday, 5:30pm – 7:00pm, SF YOUNG ACTIVISTS 4 BLACK LIVES MINI TEACH-IN – #ReclaimMLK

Mission Branch Library
300 Bartlett St.
SF

In coalition with Anti Police-Terror Project’s call for 120 hours of action, this SF Young Activists 4 Black Lives #ReclaimMLK Mini Teach-In will explore how we keep our communities safe without police.

In this teach-in, children ages 3-13 and their adult allies will use stories and collaborative art to learn about housing as a human right and creating community. It will be led by the social justice educators of Abundant Activism. http://abundantbeginnings.org/

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1705103356467134/

Tuesday, 6:30pm – 9:00pm, MLK Spokescouncil Meeting

Omni Commons
4799 Shattuck Ave.
Oakland

6:30 Orientation
7:00 Meeting

If it”s your first meeting, please make sure to show up early to attend the orientation!
** The OMNI Commons meeting space is wheelchair accessible, and has a wheelchair accessible bathroom however the bathroom is not fully ADA compliant.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/557822307757910/

Wednesday, January 18

Wednesday, 9:15am – 10:15am, Leader Nancy Pelosi should skip the inauguration

Federal Building
90 – 7th Street
SF

Meet in front of the building – Look for orange CREDO sign.

Tell Democrats Skip the Inauguration!

Politicians who attend Donald Trump’s inauguration will be legitimizing and normalizing his platform of misogyny, racism and xenophobia.

Join CREDO team members on Wednesday, Jan. 18 to deliver more than 125,000 petitions to Leader Nancy Pelosi’s district office in San Francisco urging her and all Democrats in Congress to send a powerful message of resistance by skipping Trump’s inauguration.

Sponsor CREDO

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1658857081080079

Wednesday, 4:00pm, STOP THE TRUMP-PENCE REGIME BEFORE IT STARTS! (March)

Meet:

SF Civic Center for March to Mission District
San Francisco

Refuse Fascism – NO to Trump / Pence Regime!

Info contact: refusefascism.bayarea@gmail.com

Wednesday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Interfaith Candlelight Vigil and Walk

First Presbyterian Church of Oakland
2619 Broadway (@ 27th Street)
Oakland

Walk is to Oscar Grant Plaza

Join us for this family-friendly event in remembrance of the work of Dr. King and in recognition of the work we need to do to make the Beloved Community a reality. Bring a candle, glowstick or other source of light. After a brief gathering ceremony, we will begin our candlelight walk to Frank Ogawa Plaza. Clergy and faith leaders are invited to wear vestments or other garments relevant to their ministry.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1596477177035106/

Wednesday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Reclaim MLK Film Screening

Omni Commons
4799 Shattuck Ave.
Oakland

Film Screening of “At the River I Stand”

Join “Labor Rising Against Trump” (more info below) to learn more about Martin Luther King’s support for the Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike during the final days of his life. This film explores King’s historic links with labor as he believed economic justice and organized workplaces were central to the liberation of African Americans and all working people during the Civil Rights movement.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/700245046818597/

Wednesday, 7:30pm, SF Bay Area Local Refuse Fascism Committee Meeting

2940 – 16th Street (nr 16th Street BART)
San Francisco

Final meeting.

Contact:  refusefascism.bayarea@gmail.com

Thursday, January 19

Thursday, 7:00am – 8:30am, Trump Agenda in Oakland – HUMAN BILLBOARD & FLYERING ACTION

Rockridge BART
5660 College Ave.
Oakland

Reach out to morning commuters about the role of Oakland city government in police terror, pro-development policies that shut out longtime Oakland residents, especially the Black community, and the demand for Oakland to denounce the Trump agenda.

Sponsor: SURJ

Thursday, 12:30pm – 1:30pm, SANCTUARY for OUR STUDENTS: NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION

CCSF Mission Campus
1125 Valencia St.
SF

Rally and build a Wall of Solidarity with immigrant students

Join AFT 2121 on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 12:30pm at the Mission Campus (22nd & Bartlett entrance) for the National Day of Action to defend our schools from the Trump/DeVos agenda.

We will rally in support of our immigrant students, and form a human “Wall” of solidarity against hateful attacks by billionaire bullies.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1318611088202559/

Thursday, 4:00pm, STOP THE TRUMP-PENCE REGIME BEFORE IT STARTS! – March through San Francisco

Meet:

SF Civic Center

March through San Francisco and make final plans for January 20th

Contact: refusefascism.bayarea@gmail.com

Thursday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, NOISE DEMO! Stop Santa Rita Jail Expansion

Santa Rita Jail
5325 Broder Blvd
Dublin, CA

In honor of Martin Luther King and everyone who’s struggling against the prison industrial complex, the Alameda County Jail Fight Coalition will be holding a noise demo at Santa Rita Jail. This action is organized as part ofAnti Police-Terror Project’s call for 120 hours of direct action. #120Hours,#HellNawguration#ReclaimMLK.

Our specific demand is for the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to reject the $61.6 million construction project upcoming at the Santa Rita Jail. We want the BOS to reject Alameda County’s SB 863 $54 million grant from the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) and instead INVEST $7.3 million (Alameda County’s 10% county match) in ALTERNATIVES to incarceration that keep our families together and our communities safe.

Noise demos break the isolation and alienation of cages and is a way of expressing solidarity for people imprisoned and remembering those held captive by the state. This will be a family friendly event. We are holding the event during the Thursday evening jail visiting hours to connect with people who are visiting their loved ones inside.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1619182118389498/

Thursday, 6:30pm – 9:00pm, MLK Spokescouncil Meeting

955 – 7th Street
Oakland

6:30 Orientation
7:00 Meeting

If it’s your first meeting, please make sure to show up early to attend the orientation!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/557822307757910/

Thursday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Resist Gender – Based Violence

Oscar Grant Plaza
14th Street & Broadway
Oakland

Join us for a creative intervention, solidarity rally and call to action for all who have experienced gender-based violence, organized as part of Anti Police-Terror Project‘s call for 120 hours of direct action.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1808692219384897/

Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Know Your Rights: A Training in Support of 120 Hours of Protest

Berkeley Copwatch
2022 Blake (wheelchair accessible)
Berkeley

In support of the call by Anti Police Terror Project for 120 Hours of Protest (from the Martin Luther King holiday through Inauguration Day), Berkeley Copwatch is sponsoring a special KNOW YOUR RIGHTS training to help people get ready to deal with massive police presence in the streets. We will also practice techniques for gathering evidence, challenging racist practices and dealing with police intimidation even after the protests are over.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1750792688572549/

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