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A. Marines are on the ground in Haiti to protect the US embassy amid violent fuel-price protests – July 12, 2018
See item # 1
B. Videos from press conference: Release Not Transfer. Family Press Conference. July 14 – videos are on FB
With families of immigrants detained at West County Detention Facility, Richmond
The ending of the ICE contract with the detention center is causing increase hardships and more separation of families. Many are being transferred out of state.
# 2 https://www.facebook.com/im4humanintegrity/videos/1868107659894441/
Site for donations to help the families with bonds, transportation, phone calls, etc. if you would like to help. The Unitarian
See item #14 for fundraiser
C. Police Won’t Face Charges for In-Custody Deaths – July 12, 2018
Will San Francisco officers ever be held accountable?
Rest in POWER & PEACE
♥ Darnell Benson ♥
♥ Carlos Margo ♥
D. Hundreds of cancer cases against Monsanto set to go to trial, federal judge rules – July 12, 2018
E. Black Immigrants Remain a Silent Minority, But Their Deportation Numbers Speak Volumes
2 – ACTION ALERTS:
Wells Fargo & JPMorgan Chase – Stop Financing Pain For Corporate Gain!
Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase are financing CoreCivic and GEO Group, for-profit prison corporations that are profiting off the pain and separation of families.
Tell the Senate to stand together and block Trump’s Supreme Court nominee
Reproductive Rights, Voting Rights, Immigration, LGBT Equality, Workers’ Rights. It’s all on the line. Any and every civil liberty we hope to have in this country could be dismantled or blocked by Brett Kavanaugh – unless the Senate mounts a defense and stops Trump’s Supreme Court takeover.
Monday, July 16 – Thursday, July 19
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Nightly Vigil, 9:00pm – 10:00pm at ICE, 630 Sansome St., SF
Monday, July 16
1. Monday, 4:30pm – 6:00pm, STAND with HAITI ~ Rally for Solidarity
Market & Montgomery St
Above Montgomery St. BART
The powerful protests going on in Haiti expose the violence of intractable poverty, misery, hunger, racism, repression and exclusion. After 14 years of UN/US imposed policies and military occupation supported by a corrupt, US-backed dictator, the Haitian people have had enough.
For years, thousands upon thousands of Haitians have protested peacefully month after month against foreign occupation, stolen elections, government corruption, poverty, land grabs, and rising prices. The international media has ignored their struggle and helped stifle their voices. Foreign investors and Haitian elite have continued to amass enormous wealth while popular resistance has been met with bullets, teargas, imprisonment and even death at the hands of Haitian police and paramilitary forces.
The current crisis kicked off when the Haitian government raised the price of gasoline, diesel and kerosene — which were already high and out of reach for most. It has been building as numerous arson fires over the past months have targeted Haitian market women, wiping out dozens of public markets which sustain women’s economic activity, upon which the livelihood of so many Haitian families depends.
Faced with deepening misery and unbearable living conditions, the Haitian people have no choice but to resist. Fanmi Lavalas, the party of Haiti’s poor majority, has supported the courage and determination of the Haitian people in the face of dictatorship and oppression.
A time for solidarity. A time to stand with Haiti.
Sponsor: Haiti Action Committee
2. Monday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Students/Teachers Against ICE: Maestrxs/Estudiantes Contra ICE
444 Washington St.
We, teachers and students, plan to surround the ICE building in a peaceful, lawful protest this monday.
3. Monday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Airbnb and its Effects on Workers – Laborfest
UNITE/HERE Local 2
209 Golden Gate Ave. (nr. Civic Center BART)
Airbnb and Its Effects on The Workers, Tenants, Neighborhoods
Airbnb has had a profound effect not just in San Francisco but around the world. For cities, it has turned neighborhoods into hotel districts. One example of the role of Airbnb is in North Beach where the elderly have been evicted to move tourists in. It has also threatened local businesses that make San Francisco the special place it is. This forum will look at how working people, communities, and the city have been transformed by this new technology platform.
Speakers will include unionists, tenants and environmentalists. Sponsored by United HERE Local 2.
Initial speakers: Jennifer Fieber, San Francisco Tenants Union Ian Lewis, Unite HERE Local 2 Research Director
Tuesday, July 17
4. Tuesday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, “Looking at the Many Forms of Long-Term Care” – Gray Panther monthly meeting
Unitarian Center, Fireside Room
1187 Franklin St. (at Geary),
Free, All Welcome, Wheelchairs OK
Trying to plan the best care for ourselves or for a friend or relative as we age can be a bewildering process: Home care, Assisted Living, Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly, Skilled Nursing Facility, Memory Care, the list seems endless. In our July meeting, geriatrician Teresa Palmer, care advisor Katie Owens, and Ombudsman Benson Nadell will explore different types of long-term care: who they are intended for; who is eligible; how much do they cost and who pays; and what are their advantages and disadvantages. They will also address the state of Long-Term Care and Services in San Francisco.
They will explain how, as we age into different physical and cognitive disabilities, there must be forms of care and services appropriate to all our needs; they all must be affordable and accessible for everyone who needs them; and we must be able to move flexibly between these forms of care as our needs change. All of these forms of care are important, they complement each other, and we cannot sacrifice one to build up another. This is what is meant by a “continuum of care.”
5. Tuesday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Iranian Community Forum & Know Your Rights Session on the Ban
55 Columbus Ave
NIAC, IABA NorCal, ALC, CAIR, and ACLU invite you to a community forum and Know Your Rights information session with our civil rights and community partners at Asian Law Caucus. We will discuss the Supreme Court decision and what it means for the Iranian American community as well as where we go from here.
Sponsors: IABA Northern California & 4 Other groups
Wednesday, July 18
6. Wednesday, 5:30pm, Speak-Out on SFPD’s Raid of Occupy ICESF – BLOCKADE
San Francisco Police Commission Meeting
SF City Hall, Room 400 – 4th Floor
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Place
At Wednesday’s, July 11th Police commission meeting, Chief of Police Bill Scott omitted reporting of SFPD’s raid on the Occupy ICESF BLOCKADE, where 39 people were arrested!
It was stated in the meeting that this will be covered at the July 18th meeting.
This is an opportunity to tell what happened / question etc. SFPD’s actions on July 9th regarding the raid of ‘Occupy ICESF’ Blockade. Or you can just comment that you support ABOLISHING ICE!
SF Chief of Police. Bill Scott gives his oral report of SFPD’s (version) of actions for the week. There is time allotted after all the commissioners and those who sit at the table reports are given to give your comment. (Usually this will come early in the agenda – even though it isn’t listed)
Comments are limited to two minutes.
This is a time you can name those officers / give their badge numbers who used excessive force. Call for the SFPD not to support any ICE actions!
How did their actions show their support for ICE? What does being a ‘Sanctuary City’ mean to the commission and the SFPD?
7. Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Peace Vigil
One Post Street
(on the steps facing Market Street, below Feinstein’s office,
directly above the Montgomery BART/Muni station).
Look for the PEACE banner!
Themes vary each week on topics for PEACE & JUSTICE
8. Wednesday, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Beds 4 Bayview – Community Organizing Meeting
SF Public Library, Bayview/Linda Brooks/Burton
5075 Third St.
An ongoing community discussion addressing the needs of unhoused residents of District 10, Bayview-Hunter’s Point, San Francisco, Ca.
Bayview has long been ignored services, most notably a shelter for unhoused residents. We demand beds 4 bayview and an immediate stop to street sweeps.
Leading the discussion will be Mother Brown’s Gwendolyn Westbrook and local activist, Tony Kelly, and Dayton D. Andrews of Coalition on Homelessness.
This meeting the Director of Homelessness, Jeff Kositsky will be announcing developments with the shelter bed facility recently granted to Bayview in the last 2018 budget approval by the Board of Supervisors AND… the recent stipend program approved by the Dept of Aging to FULLY FUND our Seniors Helping Homeless program.
Sponsors: Beds 4 Bayview & Coalition on Homelessness
9. Wednesday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Whistle Blowers and Workers Rights – Laborfest
ILWU Local 34 Hall
801 Second St. (across fr. Baseball stadium)
Whistleblowers on the job are under attack. This forum will hear from whistleblowers about their struggle to defend health and safety and the public. Their actions are taking place in a period of growing financial corruption in our society.
One of the whistleblowers, Darrell Whitman, who is a member of AFGE and worked as an investigator at the OSHA whistleblower protection program, tried to investigate retaliation against whistleblowers from Wells Fargo, Lockheed Martin, FedEx and Test America. He himself was harassed, bullied, and illegally fired. When workers at regulatory agencies stand up for worker rights and they are removed, we have a real crisis.
Darrell Whitman, Former OSHA Whistleblower Protection Program Cheryl Thornton, SEIU 1021 CCSF Worker at Potrero Hill Health Center, Matthew Zugsberger, UBC 34 Whistleblower at NPS Drakes Bay Estuary Project, Yesenia Guitron, Whistleblower at Wells Fargo Bank Johnny Burris, Whistleblower at J.P. Morgan Bank
10. Wednesday, 8:30pm – 10:00pm, Confront Corruption: Demand Democracy Candlelight Vigil
Powell St. Cable Car Turnaround
Powell & Market St.
we will Confront Corruption and Demand Democracy with a candlelight vigil at sundown. In San Francisco, we will gather at Powell & Market Street at 8.30 pm.
From attacks on the rule of law to conflicts of interest, ethics violations and flagrant abuse of government offices for personal gain, the corruption of the American government by the President, his associates and many in his party has reached a new, profound low.
Officials are trading on the power invested in our institutions for personal and financial gain rather than for the welfare of the American people. From attacks on the Russia investigation to ethics scandals in the highest offices in the land, we must reject attempts to shield corruption from political consequences, public scrutiny, and legal accountability.
Thursday, July 19
11. Thursday, 3:00pm, Food Not Bombs –San Francisco
For information or to volunteer: send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cookhouse: Station 40, 3030B 16th Street (between Mission and Julian).
Food Pickups: Help Needed!
Cooking: 3030B 16th Street–3:00 pm to 6:00 pm–Ring doorbell for entry–Help Needed!
Sharing: 16th and Mission BART Plaza — 6:00 pm–Help Needed!
Cleaning Up: 3030B 16th Street–after Cooking–6:00 pm – 8:00 pm–Help Needed!
12. Thursday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Bayview Hunters Point Environmental Justice Response Task Force – meeting
Southeast Community Facility (Alex Pitcher Room)
Bayview Hunters Point
Community meeting. Part of the IVAN Network * Identifying Violations Affecting Neighborhoods
Review of New Pollution Complaints
Presentation by Tashaun Holloway, Youth Outreach Worker for Greenaction’s Bayview Hunters Point Diesel Education and Emissions Reduction Project
Community Pollution Mapping project update by Team Staff and Youth Scientist
SF Public Utilities Commission Update on Biosolids Digester Facilities Project and Environmental Justice Analysis
State Department of Toxic Substances Control Update on DTSC’s work on the Shipyard Superfund Site
Golden Gate University School of Law Environmental Law and Justice Clinic Update on Petition to Revoke Tetra Tech’s License
Upcoming Environmental Justice Tour for state, regional, local, federal government agency officials
Info: Bayview Hunters Point Environment Justice Response Task Force email@example.com
13. Thursday, 6:00pm, Keep the Heat on ICE- Reunite Families
7000 El Cerrito Plaza
Be part of the human billboard campaign to send a message to our community and our officials. 2,000 children are still missing! 2,000 children are still crying, frightened and alone. Trump may reunite and then jail families together, with no end date. Can we allow this? Can we let the attack on immigrants continue? The dehumanization of men, women, and children…the criminalization of those at the border and those who live in our community are purposeful attempts to convince citizens that the cruel immigration policies can be justified. We know better and we must continue to SHOW UP. Join with other families. Bring a sign, join in song. Inspire others and be inspired.
Sponsor: El Cerrito Progressives & 2 Other groups
SAVE the DATES
14. Friday, July 20th, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, San Francisco Rockin’ Labor Chorus will perform, No One is Illegal (fund raiser)
SF Unitarian Universalist Church
1187 Franklin St.
Laborfest and 1st Unitarian Universalist –SF invite you to an evening of history of songs – old and new.
This is a benefit for the West County Detention Facility Community Fund.
The call is for those detained to be RELEASED and NOT TRANSFERRED to other jails
15. Sunday, July 22, 11:00am – 5:00pm, Mario Woods Remembrance Day (3rd Annual)
Martin Luther King Jr. Park
5701 3rd St.
Join us! – for our 3rd Annual Mario Woods Remembrance Day in the Bayview!
Entertainment, speakers, food, activities for children.
We will be honoring Mario Woods and all victims of police violence – this is a time to honor them but also to celebrate life and come together in the Bayview SF in the name of Justice!
Sponsor: Wealth and Disparities in the Black Community – Justice 4 Mario Woods