ANNOUNCEMENTS – Thurs. Feb. 16 thru Wed. Feb. 22 (from Adrienne Fong)

Message from Pat: “My health is not good. I can no longer put out this weekly calendar.” Please keep Pat in your thoughts at this time.

Iris Canada – Action is on Wednesday, February 22nd. – See Below.

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 ANNOUNCEMENTS

Thursday, February 16

Thursday, 9:30am – 1:00pm, Action Alert: Stand Up for SF Immigrants

SF City Hall
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl
SF

9:30am Rally at City Hall
10:30 am Board of Supervisors Budget Committee, Rm. 250

Rally and Press Conference, followed by the Budget and Finance Committee Meeting of the Board of Supervisors, where Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer will introduce legislation to provide attorneys to defend San Franciscans locked in immigration detention centers. Show up provide support and speak at public comment!

  • 70% of SF’s immigrant detainees are unrepresented by lawyers. More than half lived in San Francisco for more than a decade, many with citizen children
    • No other area of U.S. law allows us to lock people up and make them fight against trained government lawyers without assistance of an attorney.
    • Detained immigrants with attorneys are 7x more likely to win than those defending themselves

Sponsor: SF Public Defenders Office

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1140265029433007/

Thursday, 9:30am – 1:00pm, Shield San Francisco

SF City Hall
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl
SF

9:30am Rally at City Hall
10:30 am Board of Supervisors Budget Committee, Rm. 250

Many people are at severe risk under this new President. Supervisor Fewer has found unspent salary savings that could be used to protect those at risk, providing housing subsidies to people with disabilities, LGBTQ folks, and undocumented families, allowing them to stay in San Francisco.

This would cut money out of budget and fund a subsidy that would serve 155 homeless or at-risk households!

+ 30 undocumented families or families with children with disabilities
+ 125 LGBT and non-LGBT seniors and people with disabilities, at a cost of $1.5 million and $1 million respectively.

This funding would also include $400,000 for the public defenders office to defend against deportations of undocumented people.

Restore funding for new subsidies that Mayor Lee cut!

Sponsor: Coalition on Homelessness

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/257553991352731/

Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Speaker Alison Weir

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalist
1924 Cedar St.
Berkeley

Drawing on her best-selling book, Against Our Better Judgment: The Hidden History of How the US Was Used to Create Israel, former journalist Alison Weir will discuss this movement, its history and current reality, media coverage of Israel-Palestine, and the role of Israel partisans in promoting the Iraq War and in the continued demonization of Iran. The lecture will be followed by a question and answer session.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/733673453475427/  orhttps://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/01/25/18795795.php

Friday, February 17

Friday, 12:00 Noon – 1:00pm, SF Rally-No Border Walls-Cancel NAFTA For Unity Between US and Mexican Workers

SF U.S. Federal Building
90 – 7th Street
SF

The racist attack by Trump on the Mexican people, all immigrants and Mexican American is escalating.

The NAFTA agreement is part and parcel on the attack not only on Mexican working people and farmers but on US workers. It was pushed by the U.S. multi-nationals, the Democrats and Republicans and has harmed workers on both sides of the border.

Workers and people on both sides of the border are demanding NO Border Walls, NO NAFTA and UNITY between US and Mexican workers against the real crooks and criminals running these corporations like Driscolls.

Please read site for info and understanding of NAFTA

Sponsor: United Public Works for Action

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/02/06/18796217.php

Friday, 12 Noon – 1:00pm, General Strike – 555 California Street

555 California Street
SF

-Show your support for the NATIONAL GENERAL STRIKE against the Trump Agenda.

-We will not got to work, go to school or spend any money (unless necessary).

-we’ll demonstrate at 555 California – a building in which Trump has a 30% stake.

Demands:

1. No Ban, No Wall. The Muslim ban is immoral, the wall is expensive and ineffectual. We will build bridges, not walls.

2. Healthcare For All. Healthcare is a human right. Do not repeal the ACA. Improve it or enact Medicare for All.

3. No Pipelines. Rescind approval for DAPL and Keystone XL and adopt meaningful policies to protect our environment. It’s the only one we’ve got.

4. End the Global Gag Rule. We cannot put the medical care of millions of women around the globe at risk.

5. Disclose and Divest. Show us your taxes. Sell your company. Ethics rules exist for a reason and presidents should focus on the country, not their company.

Sponsor: Resist SF

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/665788903621770/

Friday, 5:00pm – 8:00pm, F17-Stop the Raids and Deportations! Stop Trump’s Program (Rally & March)

Meet at:

Justin Herman Plaza
1 Market St.
SF

(Rain or Shine)

No Ban! No Wall!
Stand up against racism, sexism, and bigotry!
Stop attacks on immigrants, Muslims, people of color, women, LGBTQ people, workers and the poor!
No to U.S. war and intervention abroad!
No to environmental destruction!

Sponsor: ANSWER

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1415006365197074/  or  415-821-6545, answer@answersf.org,

Friday, 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Mission Nightwalks

Starts promptly at 6:00pm

St. John’s
110 Julian Ave. (@ 15th Street)
SF

Our neighborhood and City have seen an uptick in violent crime over the last several months.
Time once again for our simple, clear message: We care! Stop the violence!

Info: www.missionnightwalks.org    Sign up for our emails

Friday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, I-Hotel Speaks Celebrates Al Robles Birthday

Manilatown Heritage Foundation
868 Kearny St.
SF

February 16th is the birthday of the late Activist Poet AL ROBLES, who dedicated much of his life to the care and well-being of Manilatown’s Manongs. He was an I-Hotel Anti-Eviction Activist, the Resident Poet of the International Hotel Manilatown Center and still lives strongly at the I-Hotel as a beloved inspiration to us all.

To commemorate Uncle Al’s birthday we celebrate his memory with images, poetry and the self-help healing tools that we can use to take care of ourselves and our community.

Sponsor: Manilatown Heritage Foundation

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/253314858412784/

Friday, 6:15pm – 7:30pm, From Mass Incarceration of Japanese Americans to the Muslim Ban (Venue changed)

UC Hastings
Louis B. Mayer Lounge
198 McAllister St..
SF

On the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which authorized the incarceration of approximately 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry in the U.S. during WWII, we remember its enduring legacy, and fight back against its modern day parallels. Join us for a screening of the documentary 9066-9/11: America’s Concentration Camps Then… and Now? followed by a panel discussion.

Speakers:
Don Tamaki, Partner at Minami Tamaki LLP, Member of Fred Korematsu’s coram nobis legal team
Imam Zaid Shakir, Muslim American scholar, Co-founder of Zaytuna College

PLEASE RSVP HEREhttp://bit.ly/2kfe3AI

Co-sponsors: Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus, API Legal Outreach, Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC)AABA – Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay AreaCAIR – San Francisco Bay AreaFred T. Korematsu InstituteSan Francisco JACL, Japanese Peruvian Oral History Project, National Japanese American Historical Society, Redress NOW for Japanese Latin Americans, Tule Lake Committee

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1786078805047521/

Friday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Sensible Cinema / Mumia Abu Jamal: Long-Distance Revolutionary

Unitarian Universalist Center
1187 Franklin St.
SF

For month of February, Black History Month, Sensible Cinema will play tribute to Mumia Abu Jamal.

Screening of the film “Long-Distance Revolutionary”, directed by Stephen Vittoria

Film focuses on Mumia’s life as a writer, journalist and revolutionary from Pennsylvania’s Death Row. Through prison interviews, archival footage and dramatic readings aided by a chorus of voices, including Cornel West, Alice Walker, Angela Davis and others.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/02/15/18796516.php

Saturday, February 18

Saturday, 12 Noon – 1:00pm, Human Billboard: Black Lives Matter! No Trump Agenda in Oakland

Grand Lake Farmers Market
Grand Avenue
Oakland

Join us under the awning of the Grand Lake Theater at Lakeshore and MacArthur Blvd. in Oakland, rain or shine, to call attention to racial injustice and demonstrate solidarity.

Saturday, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile (meeting)

Paris Baguette
14th & Jefferson
Oakland

Come get connected with SDBA’s projects!

  • organizing for public banking in Oakland! We made the first steps happen… now we have to keep the momentum going!
  • Tiny Homes for the homeless.
  • Working on debarring US Banks that have been convicted of felonies from municipal contracts
  • money bail reform and fighting modern day debtors’ prisons and exploitive ticketing and fining schemes
  • helping out America’s only non-profit check-cashing organization and fighting against usurious for-profit pay-day lenders and their ilk
  • student debt resistance
  • Promoting the concept of Basic Income
  • advocating for Postal banking
  • Presenting debt-related topics at forums and workshops
  • Bring your own debt-related project!

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/01/30/18795994.php

Saturday, 4:00pm – 7:00pm. Bay Area Artists Benefit for Standing Rock & Water Protectors

North Beach Bauhaus. Gallery and Artists Studios
703 Columbus Ave.
SF

Two South Dakota women (Sara Ellis Conant and Romalyn Schmaltz) and many local artists bring you an early evening of community, positivity, poetry, politics, music, and a silent art auction.

Seakers include Supervisor Aaron Peksin and author, journalist, and activist David Talbot. 

All proceeds will immediately go directly to the ongoing struggle to protect the Missouri River area endangered by the Dakota Access Pipeline by supporting the urgent needs of the tribes and volunteers

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1369367043164409/

Saturday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Film: Dogtown Redemption – San Francisco Screening

Ally Cat Books
3036 – 24th St.
SF

Film  tells the story of homeless people in struggle for survival. We will also be joined by Amir Soltani, one of the filmmakers, who will talk about the film.

DOGTOWN REDEMPTION humanizes and celebrates this other America; the America that many of us do not see. That a small recycling center has allowed so many to survive on a daily basis—for years, even decades.

Dogged by addiction, mental health issues, homelessness and poverty, the recyclers’ grip on life remains tenuous. Recycling serves as the only constant in their life. Yet with commodity prices collapsing, the neighbors calling for a ban on shopping cart traffic, and the city launching a sting against Alliance Metals, their way of life is threatened from all sides.

Sponsor: Coalition on Homelessness

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/876382132503379/  and https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/01/26/18795820.php

Sunday, February 19

Sunday, 10:30am – 12:30pm, Honduras & Colombia: Models of US Control; violence, poverty and displacement

Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph
Oakland

Speakers:

Alice Loaiza: Lived in Colombia and works with Marcha Patriotica. Also wored with CONAP, and also in international accompaniment. In the Bay Area works with BALSC and the Task Force on the Americas.

Diana Bohn: Visited Honduras for the third time in December 2016 as a member of the Root Causes of Migration Pilgrimage, which visted groups affected by the policies of the Alliance for Prosperity, government corruption and violence. Diana is a Task Force on the Americas Board member and member of BALSC

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/02/13/18796477.php

Sunday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Climate Disruption Under Trump

Richmond Progressive Alliance
2540 MacDonald Ave.
Richmond

This Sunflower Alliance General Assembly features a presentation by Dr. Janice Kirsch on learning how to be a “first responder” to the climate crisis, the greatest public health threat humankind has ever faced.

Kirsch is a physician who is also trained in public health, as well as occupational and environmental medicine. She is the SF Bay Area Chapter leader of The Climate Mobilization and serves on the Steering Committee of 350 Bay Area.

Sponsors: Sunflower Alliance & Richmond Progressive Alliance

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/623965084457253/

Sunday, 2:00pm – 5:00pm Bay Area Day of Remembrance 2017

AMC Theater 8
1881 Post St.
SF

Suggested donation: $10.00

FRAGILE FREEDOMS
75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066

Program: 2 -4PM
Followed by a Candlelighting procession to the JCCCNC

Scheduled Keynote Speaker: Attorney General of California Xavier Becerra; Don Tamaki, coram nobis legal team, EO 9066 performance by Lenora Lee.

On February 19, 1942, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, setting into motion the wartime mass incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans from the west coast. Two-thirds of them, American citizens by birth, and most of them long-term residents of the US.

These civilians were rounded up and forcibly removed from their homes without due process and incarcerated in concentration camps for the duration of the war. There were no cases of espionage or sabotage committed by Japanese Americans on the continental US. It was found that there was no military necessity for their treatment, instead, there was falsification of evidence, suppression of such evidence and fraud upon the Supreme Court.

Sponsor: National Japanese American Historical Society

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/02/07/18796244.php

Sunday, 3:00pm – 6:00pm How to NOT call the KKKops or Sheriffs EVER Workshop

Oakland Peace Center
111 Fairmount Ave.
Oakland

The 2nd “How to NOT Call the kkkops /Sheriffs & the kkkorts EVER workshop – featuring the poor, unhoused, disabled, Black, Brown,Indigenous,elder and youth leaders, artists, cultural workers of POOR Magazine/Prensa POBRE,PoorNewsNetwork(PNN)/Homefulness who have practiced this concept for 20 years, even throughout their own collective traumas, colonization, gentriFUKation, family violence, eviction, incarceration, displacement, betrayal AND the attempted take-down of the landless peoples movement called Homefulness.
( and this workshop is dedicated to 100 year evicted elder Iris Canada)

Walking this walk among a poor and indigenous peoples-led movement means facing our demons ALL THE TIME.. because we all come out of collective trauma experiences of racism, white supremacy, ablism, family violence, false borders,eviction, houselessness, criminalization, elder/child abuse, sexual violence, rape, incarceration, poLICE violence genderism, hate crimes and so much more

This workshop will include and launch an ongoing teaching on poor peoples/traumatized peoples accountability, how to redefine a western white supremacist notion of security and hold each other through trauma and into a true definition of inter-dependent safety.

Sponsor: POOR Magazine

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1720354701627962/

Sunday, 6:00pm, Vigil for Supreme Court Case to Re-Vote the 2016 Election

SF City Hall (Outside steps)
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Place
SF

Info: www.revote.info

Sunday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Free Reading & Convo with Anti-Racist Organizer David Billings

The Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics
518 Valencia St.
SF

Join us for a reading and discussion with David Billings, author of “Deep Denial: The Persistence of White Supremacy in United States History and Life”.

* * Registration Required * *
 http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2847069

David has been an anti-racist trainer and organizer with The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond since 1983. Billings has worked with anti-racist organizing groups across the country, including AntiRacist Alliance and New York Education Equity Alliance. He currently consults with Citizens for Economic Equity in New Orleans.

Copies of “Deep Denial: The Persistence of White Supremacy in United States History and Life” will be available for purchase.
For more on this book: http://deepdenialbook.com/

Sponsor: SURG-SF

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2181743665384896/

Tuesday, February 21

Tuesday, 11:30am – 2:00pm, Not my Sheriff! Not my President! No More Deportations!  – Rally & March 

Oakland Federal Courthouse
1201 Clay St.
Oakland

***This action is part of the Resistance Tuesdays for the first 100 days of resistance of Trump’s Authoritarian administration***

march from the Oakland Federal building to Sheriff Ahern’s office!

Bay Area organizations demand:

Alameda County Sheriff Ahern’s rescind his policy to participate in mass deportations! Sheriff Ahern is not align with the community and the rest of Alameda County elected officials who have already stand on the side of the community to reject ICE entanglement and affirm Due Process for all regardless of immigration status!

We call on Sherriff Ahern to cease and reject any further entanglement with ICE and mass deportations! Ahern most comply with community demand to not participate in Trumps Policing and Militarization state, his anti-immigrant and racist polices have no place in our County! #AhernNOTmySheriff#Trumpnotmypresident

We are also ralling in support of the California Values Act to protect all Californians by ensuring that state and local resources are not used for mass deportations, separation of families. 

Tuesday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Dr. Ray Tomkins: What Lennar and The Navy Are Doing At Hunters Point Naval Shipyard

Unitarian Center – Fireside Room
1187 Franklin St.
SF

Dr. Ray Tompkins, is an historian and scientific expert on pollution in Bayview Hunters Poing and the environmental racism that has poisoned the Bayview  neighborhood with over 400 toxic waste sites plus a federal and state Superfund site.

Today’s talk is about what developer Lennar Corp and the Navy are doing to hide the radiological and toxic pollution that lies below the ground.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/02/08/18796310.php

Wednesday, February 22

Wednesday, 10:30am – 12:30pm, Support SF Anti-Muslim Registry Ordinance: Make Sanctuary Real

SF City Hall, Room 263
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Place
SF

 February 8th, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Public Safety Committee discussed an ordinance introduced against any potential Muslim registry based on religion or country of origin.

In response to the powerful community testimony and pressure demanding more than a symbolic ordinance, the SF Board of Supervisors are working on crafting the language so that this ordinance is actually enforceable. To make sanctuary city real.

Please come out to support the second meeting on the ordinance and give public comment to demand that our city do more than what has been done before

Sponsor: AROC – Arab Resource and Organizing Center

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1174186149364457/

Wednesday, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Return the Keys to Ms. Iris Canada (Change in location and date)

Eucalyptus & 19th Avenue
SF

Meet-up location: 201 Eucalyptus Dr. (front lot on corner of Eucalyptus Dr. and 19th Ave., San Francisco – Closest to the M train, one block walk from Ocean Ave. stop)

Unwelcome home party at Sheriff Hennessy’s house after her heartless day’s work evicting folks with nowhere else to go. Come out and demand she let 100-yr-old Iris Canada back in her home. 

Background:
On Friday, February 10th, the sheriff locked 100-year-old Iris Canada out of her long-time home in the Fillmore without notice to the benefit of three white landlords. Sheriff Vicki Hennessy, Judge James A. Robertson II, landlords Peter Owens, Stephen L. Owens and Carolyn Radisch, and the building’s TIC owners, especially Alexandre Apke & Ana Munoz (who pushed the landlords to oust Iris so they can condo convert to inflate the capital value of their unit) are all responsible for this eviction and elder abuse. 

The sheriff knew Ms. Iris’ lawyer was filing an appeal in a higher court and had more than two months to stall such abuse before facing legal repercussions. 

Iris’ whole building was Ellis Act evicted for profit during the first tech boom, however, she won a life estate due to her age. She also won her most recent court case to stay in her home after enduring years of harassment by her landlords, yet the white judge also ordered her to pay her evictors’ lawyer fees of over $180K. This egregious, underhanded ruling was granted to effectively evict her, an example of how our unjust legal system skirts the law to benefit wealthy property owners.
***Please join our Eviction Defense Emergency Response list to receive updates here: 
http://bit.ly/SFEvictionDefense

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1308862285802741/

Wednesday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, The Hidden Powers of Shareholders to Hold Corporations Accountable

The Green Arcade
1680 Market St.
SF

Author / Speaker: Andrew Behar, Book: “The Shareholder Action Guide”

He leads: As You Sow

 a nonprofit organization, based in Oakland, dedicated to corporate accountability and increased environmental and and social change through corporate engagement, shareholder advocacy and innovative legal strategies. They are focused on climate change, sustainability, human rights and environmental health.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/02/02/18796140.php

SAVE the DATES:

February 26 – February 27 – Two years later, we remember Amilcar

 Sunday, February 26, will mark two years since SFPD killed 20-year-old Amilcar Perez Lopez–six shots to the back when he was running for his life.

Our remembrance will have two parts:
++ Part 1: Sunday, February 26 from 8-10pm: Candlelight Vigil at the site where Amilcar was killed (Folsom between 24th and 25th Streets). Holding space for community healing, prayer, spiritual observance, and celebration in honor of Amilcar. Culminating around the time of his death at 9:45pm.
++ Part 2: Monday, February 27, 12 noon, Press Conference and Rally at the Hall of Justice (850 Bryant), demanding SFPD be held accountable for his killing.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1318989158139259/

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