~ Action Council ~
Sunday, January 3, 2016
2:00pm – 4:00pm
The Action Council’s general meeting is on the first Sunday of each month
UNITE / HERE – Local 2
215 Golden Gate Ave.
(nr. Civic Center BART)
Occupy San Francisco Bulletin Board:
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December 31 – January 7
Thursday, December 31
D 31, Thursday, 8:00pm, ANNUAL – NEW YEAR’S EVE demonstration against PRISONS and POLICING(march)
14th & Broadway
Every New Year’s Eve through out the United States and the World people take to the streets or gather in front of prisons and jails to extend a noisy gesture of solidarity with those incarcerated.
Tradition is an important moment for simultaneously rejecting a society built upon policing and incarceration as well as letting those inside prison walls know that they are not forgotten.
March will be to the North County Jail.
Host: Bay Waters
D 31, Thursday, 9:30pm, New Years Revolution
UN Plaza @ Hyde St. (meet by the horse statue)
Ring in the new year with us in reenvisioning a world without police violence against Black lives!
From the local to the national, Black organizers have made great strides in the fight for justice in 2015. Please join us in supporting this momentum by coming together to acknowledge the actions that have been taken by Black leaders and to ask community members to support this growing movement through talking with friends, neighbors, and family about why the racial justice movement is essential for our collective healing. Donating money and time to Black-led organizations is key to keeping the ball rolling.
Dress warm – bring snacks / beverages
Hosted by Queers Come Out for Black Lives Matter
Friday, January 1, 2016
J 1, Friday, 12 Noon – 5:00pm, 7th Year Vigil for Oscar Grant III
Grant Station (Fruitvale BART)
7th year vigil commemorating Oscar Grant’s life. We ask you to join us in celebrating his life and what has changed since the loss of his life.
Saturday, January 2
J 2, Saturday, 12 Noon, BLM Bay Area Rise Up 4 Tamir
Oscar Grant Plaza
14th & Broadway (nr 12 Street BART)
Bay Area rises up in solidarity with Tamir Rice’s family one year after Cleveland police officers killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice. Please join Black Lives Matter Bay Area, Black Lives Matter and the Last 3 Percent Coalition as we gather in solidarity with the family of Tamir Rice and Black Lives Matter Cleveland, and to uplift all of the families of those we have lost to police violence.
This is a black led ceremony that is centered in Black love, Black healing and Black rage. We invite allies to join us under the direction of our elder.
Sponsor: Black Lives Matter – Bay Area
J 2, Saturday, 2:00pm – 4:30pm, ABOLISH THE DEATH PENALTY!
Starry Plough Pub
3101 Shattuck Ave
Ongoing Socialist Forum on the first Saturday of each month
Free Event – Buy food and beverage at pub.
Sponsor: Peace and Freedom Party
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org / 510-332-3865 / https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/12/24/18781220.php
Sunday, January 3
J 3, Sunday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, OccupySF Action Council – Monthly Meeting
UNITE / HERE – Local 2
215 Golden Gate Ave.
Discussion of activities of the Occupy movement to get our government to heed the voice of the people.
J 3, Sunday, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, Lowrider Lawyers: Putting a City on Trial, Film Premiere! (Peter Menchini Film)
Brava For Women in The Arts
2781 24th St.
Before the screening there will be a lowrider show, poetry, and a live singing performance. The film will critically examine the witnesses and police regarding the killing of scholarship student Alex Nieto, who was unlawfully killed by 48 bullets fired by the San Francisco Police Department. A community discussion panel will follow the film.
Tickets at brava.org, as this is
J 3, Sunday, 4:30 pacific time – NATIONAL TPP TEAM INTERACTIVE CALL
4:30 PACIFIC / 5:30 MOUNTAIN / 6:30 CENTRAL / 7:30 EASTERN TIME
TPP 101: WHAT IS THE TPP AND WHY SHOULD WE CARE? Sign up here:https://actionnetwork.org/events/what-is-the-tpp-and-why-should-we-care-webinar?source=email&referrer=harriet-heywood
Once you sign up, you will get the number and login link to the meeting room.
J 3, Sunday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, “The Abortion Rights Emergency – STOP the War on Women!”
2444 Durant Ave.,
Video Showing of a panel event at Revolution Books in Harlem, New York City on Dec. 15, 2015 featuring:
Merle Hoffman (CEO of Choices Women’s Medical Center, which began doing abortions in 1971, and author of Intimate Wars: The Life and Times of the Woman Who Brought Abortion from the Back Alley to the Board Room)
Sunsara Taylor (writer for Revolution/revcom.us and initiator of StopPatriarchy.org)
Sikivu Hutchinson (feminist atheist activist and author of Godless Americana: Race and Religious Rebels and Moral Combat: Black Atheists,
Gender Politics and the Values Wars).
Info: (510) 848-1196 / https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/12/30/18781324.php
J 3, Sunday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Finn Brunton discussin OBFUSCATION (new book)
City Lights Bookstore
261 Columbus Avenue
Monday, January 4
J 4, Monday,10:00am – 1:00pm, Seed Freedom Rally – Lobby Day, Speakers, March Rally
California State Capitol – North Steps
10th & “L” Streets
OUR SEEDS – OUR FOOD – OUR FUTURE
A formal action in protests of unjust 2014 “California Seed Law” AB2470
Contact: (916) 454-5805 (916) 715-2731
Sponsored by Biosafety Alliance, CSG (California State Guild), Label GMOs, Moms Across America, SONGLINE,CA
J 4, Monday, 10:00am, Planning Meeting: Interfaith Action for MLK Weekend
First Congregational Church Oakland
2501 Harrison St.
For the second year in a row, the Bay area will mark Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday with a 96-hour period of direct action demanding thorough transformation of the social structures that contribute to the war on Black lives.
If you would like to help plan a faith-based action for that weekend, please come to this planning meeting. We are open to planning a single interfaith action, multiple actions representing multiple faith traditions, or an action that consists of waves of people, with each wave representing one faith tradition.
J 4, Monday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Justice For Mario Woods Coalition Meeting
SEIU Local 1021
350 Rhode Island St. (nr. 16th Street)
Planning meeting – Stop police violence
J 4, Monday, 7:00pm, OUR MISSION NO EVICTIONS 2016 Action PLAN!
2958 – 24th Street
- Prop A $50 million for housing in the Mission Community input process
- Action plan on the growing number of developers proposed sites in the Mission
- Demands for 2016
Info: Roberto, Our Mission No Eviction
Wednesday, January 6
J 6, Wednesday, 12 Noon – 1:30pm, Fighting Against the Surveillance State!
4799 Shattuck Ave.
Meeting to discus how to not be spied on by the government. to organize against Stingrays being acquired by law enforcement agencies, against Urban Shield, for various privacy and surveillance regulation ordinances to be passed around the Bay Area, especially by Alameda County and the Oakland City Council.
J 6, Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Weekly PEACE VIGIL
Montgomery and Market Sts.
(on the steps facing Market St., below Feinstein’s office)
Directly above the Montgomery BART/Muni Station
Join Codepink, World Can’t Wait, OccupySF Action Council and Others at the huge PEACE banner.
Themes vary each week.
Feel free to bring your own signage, photos, fliers. Additional signs and flyers provided.
Stand (or sit) with us.
Thursday, January 7
J 7, Thursday, 12 Noon, Press Conference at Ed Lie’s House –
POOR Magazine, inspired by Chicago, is planning a press conference action at Ed Lie’s house pls let us know who is down to join/collaborate/show up-
For Mario Woods and all crimes of displacement and police terror against our poor, Black, Brown and disabled bodies we, the most impacted, are calling for the resignations of the San Francisco Mayor and Police Chief
More details next week!