Announcements – Updated & New for Tues 2/28 & Wed 3/1 (from Adrienne Fong)

Update on Ms. Canada, As of this weekend she was still hospitalized. It is still unknown where the landlords lawyers have her belongings stored.

Send items for posting by Wednesday at 12 Noon to: afong@jps.net

ANNOUNCEMENTS

New and Updated for Tuesday & Wednesday

Tuesday, February 28

Tuesday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm. SF Board of Supervisors Meeting: Divest from DAPL!  #Mni Wiconi  (Time change)

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

As of December 31 2016, San Francisco’s Pooled Fund had about $823 million invested with financiers of DAPL, and more than $10 billion in City funds managed by Bank of America.

In mid-February, the indigenous-led San Francisco Defund DAPL Coalition asked a couple of the more progressive San Francisco Board of Supervisor members to work with the Coalition on a divestment ordinance. While supportive, they have expressed to the Coalition that they are at capacity and cannot sponsor the ordinance.

The Army Corps of Engineer set February 22nd as the deadline for Water Protectors to evacuate Oceti Sakowin camp, a camp completely within the boundaries of the Great Sioux Nation as defined by the 1851 Fort Laramie Treaty. As we speak, Water Protectors are deep in prayer, preparing their minds and bodies for a violent law enforcement raid as the Army Corps, North Dakota Law Enforcement, the National Guard, the BIA Indian Police, and DAPL mercenaries surround the prayerful camp.

Join us in asking the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to work with the SF Defund DAPL Coalition to pass an ordinance divesting city funds from the DAPL.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1833602800190162/

Tuesday, 5:00pm – 7:00pm, SF Resists Muslim Registry! (Time Change)

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

Agenda for SF BoS Meeting: http://sfbos.org/sites/default/files/bag022817_agenda.pdf

Item is #45 on the agenda

On Tuesday the San Francisco Board of Supervisors will finally vote on an ordinance against any potential Muslim registry based on religion or country of origin.

For weeks, Arab and Muslim community and allies have packed SF BOS committee meetings and spoke out demanding more than a symbolic ordinance, but for one that is actually enforceable, and relevant.

With the leadership of Supervisors Cohen, Ronen and Fewer, the Public Safety committee has passed all the community backed amendments to include language that ensures that the city of SF will enforce this ordinance, and to remove language glorifying the colonial history of the US against the indigenous people of the Americas.

Let’s join together on Tuesday to stand together in resistance in San Francisco and beyond.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/158564654652195/

Wednesday, March 1

Wednesday, 8:00am – 11:00am, Court Support for Michael Brewster (Time change)

Hall of Justice
850 Bryant St, First Floor, Courtroom 11
SF

Michael Brewster, was brutally attacked by police on February 8th.

His mother, Trina Peters, flagged down the police, explained Michael was having a mental health problem and asked them to call an ambulance for him. They said they would. Instead, the officers rushed him threw him on the ground and began to detain him. They called for back up and police swarmed the area. 

Michael was unarmed and posed no threat to the officers, yet, they had him face down on the ground. Despite telling him he couldn’t breathe, several officers were on top of him. They beat him up and attempted to assault him with a billy club. Police told the people recording the incident to get back because it was a crime scene.

They beat him so badly that he was at SF General Hospital for 4 days before transferring him to the jail at 850 Bryant St, SF. The police denied his mother visitation and refused to release information regarding his wellbeing

Host: Open Circle

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1277223689030774/

Wednesday, 9:15am – 10:00am, Speakout At BA Air Quality Control District – Rehire Whistleblowers & Prosecute BAAQMD Bosses!

BAAQMD Office
375 Beale St.
SF

9:15am – Press Conference

SF Press Conference & Speakout at Bay Area Quality Control District-Rehire Whistleblowers Bachmann and Steele and

California Attorney General Becerra Investigate and Prosecute BAAQMD Bosses

The BAAQMD which is run by politicians from throughout Northern California is in charge of protecting our air quality. This is a life and death health issue for people in the Bay Area, yet managers of this agency have blatantly and criminally retaliated against two staff members who were opposed to the destruction of thousands of documents of violations by some the biggest polluters in the region – including refineries like Shell, Chevron and Tosco along with companies like Pacific Steel Casting.

Sponsor: United Public Workers for Action

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/02/25/18796813.php

Wednesday, 11:45am – 1:00pm, Interfaith Procession: Solidarity with Immigrants & Refugees

11:45 am Gather at 16th St. BART Station
12:00 noon Ceremony of Repentance
12:15 pm Procession of Witness & Solidarity
12:45 pm Blessing and Rededication of Sanctuary Congregations at St John Evangelist Church, 1661 15th St. at Julian, SF

March 1st, is Ash Wednesday, a symbolic day in the Christian tradition for the repentance of our personal and corporate sin and a conscious turning towards love and reconciliation. This year, we publicly renounce the hateful and demonizing executive orders and policies that seek to harm and separate us from our neighbors. Join us on this procession that uplifts our common humanity culminating in a closing ceremony outside the sanctuary doors of St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, one of San Francisco’s Sanctuary Congregations.

Sponsor: Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1512843372079712/

Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, PEACE VIGIL

One Post St.
(On the steps facing Market St. – below Feinstein’s office)
Above Montgomery BART
SF

All are welcomed to join Codepink, World Can’t Wait, OccupySF and Others.

Look for the bright pink PEACE banner

Theme this week: EARLY WARNING SIGNS OF FASCISM

Wednesday, 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Vigil for Amilcar Perez Lopez

Mission Police Station
Valencia & 17th St.
SF

Nearly 50 vigils for Amilcar have been held.

February 26, was the second anniversary of Amilcar’s murder by SFPD, we can’t let them forget. DA Gascon has not charged any police officer with the murder of Amilcar who was shot 6 times in the back!

DA Gascon, let us have our day in court!

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ACTION ALERT

STOP URBAN SHIELD

CALL / EMAIL NOW!

Tell SF Supervisors to stand against Urban Shield.

Urban Shield will be VOTED on at the SF Board of Supervisors meeting today, Tuesday, February 28th.

With Trump taking actions to strengthen policing and militarization, it is now more important than ever that we dismantle programs like Urban Shield that we know will be bolstered and used against our communities.

Email the SupervisorsBoard.of.Supervisors@sfgov.org

Info to contact each of them directly:: http://sfbos.org/roster-members

Sample script:

“Dear Supervisors,

I am writing to urge you to take leadership in standing against Urban Shield, which advances the militarization of police and the militarization of disaster preparedness. We call on you to stand with the communities you represent against such a harmful program, particularly as Trump is committed to further expansion of policing power. Opposing Urban Shield and withdrawing San Francisco’s participation from it is a clear way to show your support.

Regards,

_______”

Info: https://www.facebook.com/StopUrbanShield/posts/845943995582832?comment_id=846027935574438&reply_comment_id=846109478899617¬if_t=share_reply¬if_id=1488261299907514

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