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Occupy San Francisco Bulletin Board
16 – ANNOUNCEMENTS
(Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & 1 for early Friday)
Tuesday, March 14
1) Tuesday – 2:00pm – 5:00pm, Reminder: SF Board of Supervisors NoDAPL INVESTMENT SCREEN
SF City Hall
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl
EVERYONE: We need this resolution to pass unanimously “TODAY!. Please call Supervisors Breed, Farrell, and Cohen TODAY!
Breed (415) 554-7630
Farrell (415) 554-7752
Cohen (415) 554-7670 (is now on board!)
Come voice your opinion and support! Not to late – public comment is usually not till later.
2) Tuesday, 7:00pm, Stop Urban Shield – Turn Out to Berkeley City Council
Berkeley City Council Chambers
2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way (Btw. Allston & Addison) Downtown BART
Berkeley City Council will be hearing items about the city’s collaborations with other jurisdictions’ law enforcement agencies. Among the collaborations are participation in the Department of Homeland Security’s Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI), which is the federal program that allows Urban Shield to take place.
Additionally, we are calling on Berkeley to withdraw from participating in the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center (NCRIC), a fusion center that works to compile massive amounts of information gathered through surveillance. Fusion centers are the central gathering vehicles for Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs), which have targeted Arabs, Muslims, and people of color.
COME SPEAK OUT – talking points provided
Sponsor: Stop Urban Shield
Wednesday, March 15
3) Wednesday, 7:00am – California Values Act – Sacramento Statewide Day of Action ( Fr. SF. Must register for seat on the bus,)
Wednesday, March 15th – Buses from San Francisco:
Purpose of the day is to amplify the moral crisis surrounding the debate about bills aimed at protecting targeted people (SB 54 – CA Values Act, SB 6 – Due Process for All, AB 3 – Public Defender, SB 31 – Religious Freedom Act). We will engage in an intersectional framing that unifies our diverse communities.
Feel free to bring posters and signs, using messages about “California Values”, “Protecting ALL Families”, “Religious Freedom”, “Stop Criminalization”, etc.
This bus will depart at 7:30am from St. John the Evangelist Church, 1661 15th St., San Francisco. Please arrive at 7:15am. The church is 2 blocks from 16th St. BART. There is a day parking lot on 16th and Hoff. If you drive, please leave enough time to find parking and walk to the
4) Wednesday, 8:30am – 12:30pm, Love and Support for Michael Brewster
Hall of Justice, Department 22 (second floor)
850 Bryant St.
Michael Brewster is back in court on Wednesday and his family is asking for our support.
On February 9th, Michael wasn’t feeling quite himself. He wasn’t posing a danger to anyone but he may have needed some assistance. His mom and sister-in-law, flagged the police over to ask them to call an ambulance for Michael because they thought he needed to go to the hospital.
Instead of helping Michael, they brutalized him. They punched him, struck him with their baton, several officers were on top of him despite saying multiple times that he couldn’t breathe. A sheriff even kicked him in the ribs after throwing him into the jail cell. Michael was lucky to have survived this attack. It may have been worse if his mother, and his family didn’t prevent further brutalization.
Sponsor: Open Circle – Families United for Justice
5 Wednesday, 9:00am – 12Noon, Support the Republic of the Marshall Islands Calling for Nuclear Disarmament
The James R. Browning Courthouse (Courtroom 3, 3rd Floor Room 307)
95 7th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103d
Stand in support of the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) in its lawsuit against the United States calling for nuclear disarmament. Oral arguments are scheduled to take place.
1.Livestream the oral arguments. Go to the Ninth Circuit homepage on Wednesday and you will see links under the heading “Live Video Streaming of Oral Arguments.” The Marshall Islands’ case will take place in Courtroom 3 (abbreviated CR3 on the website). We do not know the exact timing, but it will take place during the morning hours (sometime between 9:00 am and noon).
2. Watch the press conference. A short press conference is scheduled to take place at around noon, which will be livestreamed via the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation’s Facebook page.
Speakers will include: Laurie Ashton, lead counsel for the Marshall Islands in this case; Julian Riklon, Pastor at Sacramento Marshallese Ministry-UCC; Scott Yundt, Staff Attorney at Tri-Valley CAREs (see amicus brief); Jackie Cabasso, Executive Director of Western States Legal Foundation (see amicus letter); and John Burroughs, Executive Director of Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy (see amicus brief).
Info: Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
Wednesday, 10:00am – 4:00pm, NoBanNoWallNoDeportationsNoProfiling – Statewide Call to Action (See item #1 for bus info fr. SF)
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament
1017 – 11th Street
Statewide Call to Action: Wednesday, March 15, 2017
State Capitol in Sacramento
We Need You To Stand With Us Against:
• The Muslim registry
• Racial profiling and police brutality
• The criminalization of immigrants, refugees, Muslims and people of color
Soon the California Legislature will vote on critical measures to protect our families. We need to urge them to stand strong and not weaken the protections for our communities. We have an opportunity to pass SB54: the California Values Act and SB 31: the Religious Freedom Act but we need to demonstrate the power of the people to win this battle.
7) Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, PEACE VIGIL
One Post St.
(On the steps facing Market St. – below Feinstein’s office)
Above Montgomery BART
All are welcomed to join Codepink, World Can’t Wait, OccupySF and Others.
Look for the bright pink RESIST & IMPEACH banner
Theme this week: Welcome Immigrants and Refugees
8) Wednesday, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, Safe Spaces – Workshop
Admission is FREE
In the wake of the Ghost Ship fire it became evident that many of Oakland’s arts spaces, while serving as safe havens for the community, require upgrades in order to conform to modern building and fire codes. There are many sociopolitical issues at play that have forced our already struggling arts community to inhabit these spaces.
An informative session on building codes, inspections, event permits, fire safety, and resources for upgrading current spaces.
– JONAH STRAUSS will give an overview of what the OAKLAND WAREHOUSE COALITION does and what projects they are currently working on.
– THOMAS DOLAN will give a brief rundown on the current live/work codes for Oakland, and will discuss how codes will be an important, nuanced part of our efforts to keep artists in their spaces while remaining safe and maintaining Oakland as an important center of art and culture.
– SARAH LOCKHART will discuss the rules, process, and problems related to special event permits for spaces that are not regular event spaces.
– DAVID KEENAN will talk about how to prepare for and go through inspections, and how to distinguish between a life-safety threat vs a minor code violation.
– ABSINTHIA VERMUT will discuss what the DIY COMMUNITIES SAFETY FUND covers and how spaces can receive money for critical upgrades.
– TYLER HANSON from WE THE ARTISTS OF THE BAY AREA (WABA) will speak of the work they’re doing with city officials to ensure safe, long-term spaces for the creative community in Oakland and the larger Bay Area.
Sponsors: Intersection for the Arts and SPUR.
9) Wednesday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, From Standing Rock to the Bay Area: Next Steps for Sovereignty
La Peńa Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave.
The #NoDAPL fight isn’t over.
Find out what next steps are in the struggle for indigenous sovereignty, and how you can support this effort in our own community.
Join Food First and representatives of Idle No More San Francisco Bay for a lively evening. See a photo exhibition featuring camp life at Standing Rock by photographer Camille Seaman, while panelists Pennie Opal Plant and Hartman Deetz of Idle No More SF Bay and additional panelists will give an update on the current status of the #NoDAPL fight and how you can support the struggle for indigenous sovereignty here in the Bay Area.
Sponsor: Food First
10) Wednesday, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, Anti Police-Terror Project General Meeting
Eastside Arts Alliance
2277 International Blvd
The Anti Police-Terror Project is a project of the ONYX ORGANIZING COMMITTEE that in coalition with other organizations like Idriss Stelley Foundation, Community READY Corps and Workers World is working to develop a replicable and sustainable model to end police terrorism in this country.
We are led by the most impacted communities but are a multi-racial, mutil-generational coalition.
Thursday, March 16
11) Thursday, 4:00pm, Protest the New Muslim Ban!
San Francisco Federal Building
90 7th Street
San Francisco Bay Area, it’s time to step up once again to fight back against state violence and the racist attacks against immigrants, indigenous, Black, Brown and all oppressed communities. New version of Muslim Ban will come into effect.
It’s still a Muslim Ban. Trump’s recent Executive Order uses longstanding racist “National Security” and “War on Terror” policies to justify it’s legality. The Ban targets people from the very same countries that the U.S. has destabilized and attacked through war, bombing, and drone strikes for years. The ban targets Arabs, Africans, South and West Asians from Iran, Yemen, Syria, Sudan, Libya and Somalia
It’s another chapter in the war on Black and Brown communities. Since taking office the Trump administration has furthered the war on Black and Brown people in the U.S. It has systemically attacked the indigenous people of this land, criminalized immigrants, expanded policing, and is literally ripping apart families and communities on a daily basis. Standing against this repression means fighting alongside and in solidarity across our all our communities and movements.
12) Thursday, 5:30pm – 9:00pm, Selma Screening
Black Repertory Group Theater
3201 Adeline St.
See the award winning film “Selma” at our watch party — and help build the community of resistance that will carry us forward in the next four years.
This movie is not recommended for young children; however we will have food and activities outside the theater for kids and families. All ages are welcome and encouraged.
At this critical moment, the progressive left has much to learn from the movements that paved the way for this one. That’s why this March, DFA members are gathering to build community and energize for the resistance by screening Ava DuVernay’s 2015 film “SELMA.”
Host: Nanci Armstrong-Temple for Berkeley and PEACE Out Loud
13) Thursday, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Dile NO al Miedo: Becoming an Immigrant Ally
The Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist
1661 16th Street @ Julian
Come join Mission Graduates and PODER in learning how to be a better ally to our immigrant neighbors in San Francisco!
This ally training will feature:
-Updates regarding how the Trump administration’s policies are affecting the immigrant community and how you can help
-A presentation on immigrant rights by an expert of immigration issues from PODER
-Instructions on how to properly report and document ICE raids
-An overview of resources and volunteer opportunities to best support our immigrant neighbors
Sponsor: Mission Graudates
14) Thursday, 6:00pm, Drought & Flood: How Will California Weather the Storm
518 Valencia St.
Free: Refreshments served
6:00 PM Doors open
6:30 PM Presentation by Judith Schwartz followed by a conversation with Center for Food Safety Water Attorney Adam Keats and Soil Program Director, Diana Donlon.
7:30-8:00 PM Wine and Cheese Reception; Book Signing
Sponsor: Center for Food Safety
15) Thursday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, 9th Annual SHOUT! For Women Veterans
1019 Market St.
Swords to Plowshares presents their 9th annual SHOUT! For Women Veteran Artists exhibition. This year will feature the work of five artists on the theme of “Self & Transition.”
Panel discussion moderated by Rachael Myrow of KQED to discuss the intention of their work, their creative process, and how their military experience informs their work.
Sponsor: Swords to Plowshares
Friday, March 17
16) Friday, 8:00am – 9:15am, Court Support for Kayla Moore’s Family: Trial Setting Conference
Philip Burton Federal Building
450 Golden Gate Ave, 17th Floor, Courtroom 6
Gather by 8:00am, Hearing is at 8:30am
Reminder: Bring ID – otherwise you won’t be allowed in the building
They will also have U remove your shoes at the entrance.
Your support is welcome in court THIS Friday, March 17th! This hearing may be brief, but we are expecting an important announcement: after a long, long wait, the Moore family’s trial start date will be set at this pre-trial hearing.
Sponsor: Justice 4 Kayla Moore