~ Action Council ~
Occupy San Francisco Bulletin Board:
The following is a list of upcoming Events / Actions around the Mario Woods, Amilcar Perez Lopez, Alex Nieto cases
2 Meetings – one sponsored by SF DA’s office, other by Department of Justice
2 – Family sponsored events – San Jose and Oakland – whose loved ones lives have been stolen by the police
A time to meet and hear many families testimonies
Saturday, February 20
F 20, Saturday, 3:00pm – 8:00pm, United Voices Against State Sponsored Violence (San Jose)
African American Community Service Agency
304 North 6th Street
Organized by family whose loved ones life was stolen by police murder
Come listen to powerful testimonies of the families of people lost to police violence, youth in struggle against the school to prison pipeline, and community members who have suffered injustice and abuse at the hands of those in power.
Panel on resilience with members from:
San Jose R.A.D, Representatives from Silicon Valley Debug, San Jose State Professor Roxana Marachi, and more
The family of Antonio Lopez Guzman
The family of Richard “Harpo” Jacquez
The family of Diana Showman
The family of Phillip Watkins
The family of Rudy Cardenas
The family of Steve Salinas
And many more!
Open mic for:
Testimonies from those directly impacted by police violence and murder, youth poetry and stories, artist and activists challenging police brutality, and other resilient members are open to share their stories!
Open to public
Host: Justice for Josiah
Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/172939326398816/
Monday, February 22
F 22, Monday, 2:30pm – 5:30pm, SF District Attorney: Blue Ribbon Panel On Transparency, Fairness and Accountability in Law Enforcement.
SF Main Library, Koret Auditorium
100 Larkin St.
The SF District Attorney is conducting a public hearing for this newly formed panel. This is the third and last panel.
See article below in section titled “Articles & Reports” #2.
Wednesday, February 24
F 24, Wednesday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Department of Justice Community Town Hall (office of Community Oriented Policing Services)
Marshall Thurgood High
45 Conkling Street
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.
Friday, February 26
F 26, Friday, 5:00pm, One-year Anniversary of Amilcar’s Killing by SFPD
Beginning on Folsom between 24th and 25th,
Marching to Mission Police Station
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
Saturday, February 27
F 27, Saturday, 11:00am – 4:00pm, National Victim of Police Terrorism Panel on “Policing in the 21st Century”
First African Methodist Episcopal Church
530 37th St.
Organized by families who have had loved ones lives stolen by police murder
National and Local families of Police Terrorism will be together in Oakland to discuss Policing in the 21st Century, “Where do we go from Here”. “If you want to hear the truth, you must let the suffering speak”. It is this truth that have fueled the Movement for Justice across the United States. These families leaders will share their testimony and experience.
Families that will be present:
Eric Garner mother Gwendolyn Carr Staten Island NY
Sandra Bland mother Geneva Reed-Veal Waller County TX
Emmett Till cousin Airicakca Gordon Taylor Chicago IL
Sean Bell mother Valorie Bell Queens NY
Alan Blueford mother Jeralyn Blueford Oakland CA
Tamir Rice mother Samaria Rice Cleveland OH
Gary Hopkins mother Marion Hopkins Gray Prince George Co.MD
Cary Ball Jr., mother Toni Taylor, St. Louis MO
Marlon Brown wife Krystal Brown – Deland FL
Michael Brown mother Lesley McSpadden Ferguson MO
Mario Woods mother Gwendolyn Woods San Francisco CA
Robbie Tolan mother Miriam Tolan
Mario Romero sister Cindy Mitchelle
James Rivera mother Deionne Smith Stockton CA
Venus Zuhura Noble mother of two sons who was shot one lived.
Author Dinyal New mother of two sons who was shot
Sharon Raffety mother of son who was at Fruitvale Station with Oscar Grant who has been shot and killed
Antonio Guzman Lopez family Laurie Valdez
Many more from across the US and Locally
Open to the public
Host: Love Not Blood Campaign
Info / RSVP https://www.facebook.com/events/1516542941974577/
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
8:00am – Community Rally
The 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