Action Council Events — February 24 to March 1

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

(Wednesday & Thursday)

Wednesday, February 24

F 24, Wednesday, 5:00pm – 7:00pm, Alex Nieto trial Organizing Committee (Save CCSF Coalition)

CCSF – Ocean Campus
Phelan Ave. MUB, Room 160
SF

Meeting to plan for March 1st WALK-OUT and other activities for opening of Alex Nieto’s trial.

Alex Nieto and Amilcar Perez-Lopez were City College students when they were murdered by the SFPD, and Mario Woods went to Balboa High School: it could have been you! They are from the same communities being marginalized and evicted from San Francisco by gentrification, and from City College through downsizing and push-out policies.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2016/02/21/18783183.php

F 24, 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
SF

Join Codepink, World Can’t Wait, OccupySF Action Council and Others at the huge PEACE banner

Theme this week: Apple/Privacy/Government spying.

Feel free to bring your own signage, photos, fliers. Additional signs and flyers provided.

Stand (or sit) with us.

Rain Cancels!

F 24, Wednesday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Department of Justice Community Town Hall

Marshall Thurgood High
45 Conkling Street
SF

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) wants to hear your perspectives, concerns, and suggestions regarding the San Francisco Police Department and its interaction with the San Francisco community. They will be hosting the first community listening session through the Collaborative Reform Initiative.

They say that your participation in this open forum will help guide our efforts to advance the operations, staff, policies, procedures, accountability systems, and training of the San Francisco Police Department. This listening session is open to the entire San Francisco community.

Note: There will also be DOJ meetings at different locations in the Mission on March 8 and in the Western Addition on March 10.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1536245730003029/

F 24, Wednesday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm,  Stand Up For Black Lives In San Francisco – Public Meeting

Women’s Building
3543 18th Street between Valencia & Guerrero
SF

Justice for Mario Woods! Stop displacement! Fight for good jobs and affordable housing! Desegregate our schools and fund public education!

SPEAKERS:
Xiomara Watson, activist in the Justice for Mario Woods Coalition.
Charlie Batte, a foreclosure fighter and long time Bayview resident. She successfully fought a speculator who had bought her home to win it.
Julien Ball is in the International Socialist Organization and has spent years fighting gentrification in SanFrancisco

Host: International Socialist Organization

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1738522426434140/

Thursday, February 25

F 25, Thursday, 10:00am, The Struggle Continues – Hearing on Homeless Solutions

SF City Hall, Room 250
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Place
SF

2/23 – Update. SFPD & DPW (Department of Public Works) are doing major sweeps on Division St. Throwing people’s belongings and tents in the dump truck. Told to “move along” but not told to where. Reports of some being arrested and taken to jail. See video:

Video by Peter Menchini: https://vimeo.com/156495219

Your are Needed To Stand Up For Your Neighbors!

Supervisors Cohen and Kim are holding a hearing on solutions to homelessness. We expect it will draw many people who are calling for increased criminalization to show up and add to the vitriol being lauched against our poorest residents. Expected it will draw many people who are calling for increased criminalization to show up and add to the vitriol being lauched against our poorest residents.

Demands:
1. Mayor adopt community recommendations for formation of new homeless department, including community input on hiring of new director, community oversight, and cutting red tape homeless people face accessing services.
2. Match the $5 million that went to Superbowl City to immediately house homeless people
3 Moratorium on criminalization of homeless people
4 Sustained commitment from the city to end homelessness, which includes supporting progressive revenue sources to end homelessness.

Host: Coalition on Homelessness

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1515300358774276/

F 25, Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm,  Democracy Spring Bay Area Launch Party

2017 Mission St – 2nd Floor
SF

Come get in on the ground floor of organizing for Democracy Spring here on the west coast! Maybe you are already signed up and going or maybe you want to learn more about the campaign and how you can be a part of this historic work, whether you plan to go to D.C. or not!

Bring Food / Beverages

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1533408246952703/

Friday, February 26 and Tuesday March 1

Friday, February 26

F 26, Friday, 5:00pm, Justice for Amilcar Perez- Lopez Killed by the SFPD

Beginning on Folsom between 24th and 25th,
Marching to Mission Police Station
SF

One-year Anniversary of Amilcar’s Killing by SFPD

We’ll begin with a vigil at the site of his shooting (Folsom btw 24th and 25th), and then march to Mission Police Station.

Afterwards, a free community dinner at St. John’s at 15th and Julian (between Valencia and Mission).

Host: Mission Nightwalks

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/546278685541264/  orhttps://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2016/02/22/18783219.php

Tuesday, March 1

M 1, Tuesday, 8:00am, The Trial: Alex Nieto versus the SFPD, MARCH 1, 2016

Federal Court Building
450 Golden Gate Ave
SF

8:00am – Community Rally

This is morning that the federal trial for Alex Nieto begins. We will rally, share love, sing songs, make speeches, and show unbreakable unity.  Alex was shot at 48 times and killed by the San Francisco Police Department, Alex Nieto was a family provider, college student, security guard, and a positive, peaceful community activist. Implementing Mahatma Gandhi’s TRUTH FORCE, we will use our limitless creativity and the court system to action for our integrity, humanity, and rights, the most basic of rights—our lives!

We will chant in unity to enforce the United States Constitution—due process, equal protection, no unlawful takings. Speeches, poetry, and performances by Roberto Hernandez, Thea Matthews, SF Board of Supervisor John Avalos, Adriana Camarena, Ben Bac Sierra, SF Board of Supervisors District Nine Candidate Edwin Lindo, Favi Estrella, Francisco Herrera, Equipto, Dregs One, Tony Robles, Father Richard Leslie Smith, AFT 2121 representatives, HOMEY, United Playaz, y mas!

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/944032739006060/   /  justiceforalexnieto.org

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