See Indybay for other events: https://www.indybay.org/calendar/?page_id=12
A. Trump Pushes Us Closer to War (September 21, 2017)
B. More Holes in Russia-gate Narrative (By William Binney and Ray McGovern – September 20th)
C. Why Japan is losing its battle against statues of colonial-era ‘comfort women’ (September 21, 2017)
See item #1
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Occupy San Francisco Bulletin Board
Friday, Sept. 22nd – Monday, Sept. 25
Friday, September 22
1. Friday, 1:30pm – 4:30pm, The “Comfort Women” Memorial San Francisco Unveiling Ceremony
St. Mary’s Square Park extension
651 California Street.
(Across from St. Mary’s Church)
2:00pm, Ceremony will promptly start
Reception to follow at Hilton Hotel 750 Kearny St. SF
On the second anniversary of the San Francisco City Resolution to build a “Comfort Women” monument in its public site, an original-design “Comfort Women” monument is set to be unveiled.
Distinguished guests including the “Comfort Woman” survivor Grandma Yongsoo Lee from Korea, Congressman Mike Honda, State and City public officials, artist Steven Whyte and the community supporters.
The Korean American, Chinese American, Filipino American and all Victim communities
Comfort Women Justice Coalition (CWJC), a community-based, nonprofit organization devoted to bring justice to the victims of the WWII Japanese military sexual slavery system, raise awareness about sexual violence against women during military conflict and end sex trafficking in our community and around the world.
Open to the Public
2. Friday, 4:00pm – 7:00pm, SF Activist Murdered Rally for Justice
SF City Hall -Steps(5:00pm)
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl.
4:00pm Rally & March start at Larkin & Myrtle St.
March will go to the Tenderloin SFPD before going to City Hall
5:00pm Rally at SF City Hall
Friends, family, the LGBTQ community, musicians and local artists will gather at the steps of City Hall on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 5pm to demand that SFPD find the murderer responsible for killing a local artist, a nightlife fixture, activist, and Tenderloin resident, Anthony Torres aka Bubbles.
Bubbles was brutally shot 5 times outside of New Century Theater on Saturday, September 9th before 3am. The suspect came out of the strip club, chased Torres across the street, and fatally shooting him
Investigators have identified a suspect of interest. No announced arrests have been made. The suspect remains at large. At this time last year, San Francisco had 30 homicides. According to news sources, Torres’ death marks the 45th homicide in San Francisco in 2017, continuing an alarming trend.
Although SFPD insists that it does not consider that Torres’ death was a hate crime, many local residents are concerned that SFPD was too quick to dismiss it.
3. Friday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Reportback: People’s Congress of Resistance
2969 Mission St.
The people have been fighting back against Trump’s attacks on working and oppressed people since his election. For the resistance to succeed, we need a united front of progressive organizations and activists fighting for revolutionary change. On Sept. 16-17 in Washington DC, a significant step was taken towards making this unity in struggle a reality. The People’s Congress of Resistance held its first national meeting where organizers representing communities from across the country met and declared their commitment to a coordinated fight back.
Host: Party for Socialism and Liberation
4. Friday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, The Many Borders of the United States
St. John’s Presbyterian Church
2727 College Ave.
Maria Luisa Rosal, School of the Americas Watch
Rev. Deborah Lee, Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity
How does the U.S. policy drive people to flee from Central America to the United States? How can communities support justice for refugees and migrants when they arrive here? Two human rights organizers and keen observers of the root causes of migration in the Americas come to Berkeley for an evening of insight, listening, and discussion of what our communities are doing to promote justice and resist US militarism in the Americas.
Sponsored by School of the Americas Watch and St. Johns Presbyterian Church.
Saturday, September 23
5. Saturday, 8:00am – 5:00pm, CA Renter Power Statewide Assembly 2017
Alameda High School
2201 Encinal Ave.
Balboa High School – Green Room
1000 Cayuga Ave. (entrance on Oneida & Otsego)
This year, CUHJ will be celebrating the milestones and victories of our powerful community through political education, a panel of local advocates and activists, and action-oriented community planning.
This event is open to all community members of all ages!
We will have free food, and fun-filled childcare.
Spanish, Chinese and Tagalog translation will be provided.
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Host: Communities United for Health & Justice, PODER(SF), Filipino Community Center
7. Saturday, 11:00am – 6:00pm, Peace in the Park 2017 – Summer of Love Addition
Golden Gate Park
55 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.
New Valencia Hall
747 Polk St. (nr. Ellis St.)
9. Saturday, 12Noon – 6:00pm, No Hate in the Bay: March Against White Supremacy
63rd & Adeline (Closest BART – Ashby)
Join fellow community members to let fascists, the alt-right and all white supremacists know that they are not are not welcome in the Bay Area.
Stay through the march or meet up afterward for a festival of resistance to celebrating black, POC, Muslim, immigrant, queer, trans, dis-abled, and interfaith communities!
This march was organized so that we can take the streets on our own terms – counter-demonstrations are very important, but we live here, this is our community, and every day is a good day to be united against white supremacy.
This march takes place the day before upcoming far-right, racist events set to take place on (and off) UC Berkeley campus, but it isn’t taking place at the same time as any of those events nor is it a specific response.
Host: No Hate in the Bay
10. Saturday, 1:00pm – 5:00pm, Free DACA Renewal Workshop in SF
Mission High School
3750 18th Street
Social Security Cardq
Copy of prior DACA application(s)q
California State ID/Driver’s Licenseq
Passport or travel documents (if you travelled internationally with DACA/advanced parole)q
Certified court disposition of all arrests, if anyq
*Fee Assistance and Resources to Pay Application Fee: Funds are available on a first come, first serve basis.
RSVPs encouraged, but walk-ins welcomed
Hosts: SF Office of Civic Engagement & Immigrant Affairs SFILEN – San Francisco Immigrant Legal and Education Network
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Unified School District
Sunday, September 24
11. Sunday, 9:30am, UUSF, Sunday Forum – Bail Reform
Unitarian Universalist Church
1187 Franklin St.
Speaker: Emily Harris, State Field Director of Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB), a coalition of 65 anti-prison organizations (including the Ella Baker Center)
Nationally, 1-in-3 people are sitting in jail simply because they cannot afford bail. In California, the median bail amount is $50,000. A person’s ability to get out of jail should not depend on the size of their bank account—but right now freedom is out of reach for too many people because the money bail system punishes people for being poor.
12. Sunday, 3:30pm – 6:00pm, Open Circle – Monthly Meeting SF
5600 3rd St. (@ Armstrong) – Enter on Armstrong side
Take the “T” train to Carroll St. walk down a ½ block to Armstrong
r struggle for justice for their loved ones.
*This is a Potluck Event, please feel free to bring a dish, snack or (non-alcoholic) beverage to share.
Host: Open Circle – Families United for Justice
13. Sunday, 4:30pm sharp, Stand Up to Bigotry Next Week at UC Berkeley – “Anti-feminism” Day
2522 Bancroft Way
March to steps of Sproul Plaza, UC Campus.
White supremacists are coming back to Berkeley on Sept. 24-27 and Communities Against Racism and Fascism (CARF) will be out protesting the bigots at their planned events .
Sponsor: Freedom Socialist Party
Monday, September 25
14. Monday, 12Noon – 2:00pm, Berkeley Rally Against White Supremacy
Oxford & Addison St.
**Update: Regardless of any changes in the organizing or scheduling of right-wing and/or white supremacist events, we fully intend on moving forward with our rally. **
Berkeley Rally Against White Supremacy:
Defend Our Campus and Reclaim Free Speech!
In solidarity with the faculty-led call to boycott campus business as usual during so-called “Free Speech Week,”
We are students, workers, and members of the UC Berkeley campus community, the City of Berkeley, and the larger Bay Area. We are immigrants, people of color, religious minorities, queer and trans people, people with disabilities, leftists, liberals, and others. We think it’s time to come together in a united front, celebrate our differences in solidarity, and speak out against the hateful currents on our campus while affirming our vision of a free, inclusive, and equitable society.
The UC Berkeley administration is set to spend hundreds of thousands of public education dollars and heavily militarize the campus to ensure that Milo Yiannopoulos, Ann Coulter, Stephen Bannon, and others speak at our university from September 24-27. We believe these speakers and their supporters are dangerous to our community. They support deportations of our undocumented friends and family and are leading figures of the white supremacist movement. They uphold the structures of power that violently suppress the speech and democratic rights of workers and oppressed people around the world.
Host: Unite Against Right Wing Violence in the Bay Area