– Berkeley is the first city to divest from border wall companies!
– Judge Derrick Kahala Watson of Hawaii, halted the Trump administrations new ban on Muslims
– Ms. Iris Canada– as of last week remains hospitalized
– On Tuesday, the anniversary of Alex Nieto’s murder by SFPD, his temporary memorial was severely vandalized. If you would like to drop by there to bring some flowers – the family would welcome the support.
– On Wednesday, 3 people were picked up by ICE in the Tenderloin neighborhood in SF
Items #20 and #29, you must register in advance
Items #5 and #13 are related regarding Reps. Pelosi & Speier Town Hall
Send items for posting by 12 Noon on Wednesday to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, March 23 – Tuesday, March 28
Thursday, March 23
1. Thursday, 11:30am – 2:00pm, Palestine Solidarity Week – Day 3: Mock Checkpoint
UC Berkeley, Sather Gate
Come out to support if you can. This week U.C. students have been met with strong opposition to the Palestine Solidarity Week on campus, stronger than in previous years. It is expected that today’s actions will be met with more opposition.
Today, students will be putting up a mock-apartheid wall and conducting a mock checkpoint expressed through street theater, in effort to display and express the reality of the oppression and occupation that Palestinians suffer.
You are invited to participate in the street theater or to stand in solidarity.
Israel has constructed “hundreds of checkpoints and other roadblocks on Palestinian land, which restrict Palestinian travel between, and sometimes, within, their cities and towns.
Many checkpoints are manned by heavily-armed Israeli soldiers and sometimes guarded with tanks. Others are made up of gates, which are locked when soldiers are not on duty. In addition there are hundreds of dirt or concrete roadblocks, which prevent the passage of all vehicles – family cars and ambulances.
Sponsor: Students for Justice in Palestine and Bears for Palestine
Friday, March 24
2. Friday, 9:00am – 11:00am, Court Support for Dejuan Hall-brutally beaten by Vallejo police
Fairfield Superior Court, Dept. 9
600 Union Avenue
Dejuan Hall was brutally beaten by Vallejo police officer Spencer Muniz-Bottomley on 3/10/2017, then charged with battery on police officer. He is currently held in Solano County jail.
The beating was captured on video: https://www.facebook.com/antionette.saddler/posts/1338405206216750?pnref=story
3. Friday, 9:00am – 3:00pm, Black Women Lead: Redefining Community, Empowerment & Activism
WestBay Conference Center
1290 Fillmore St.
Within a culturally affirming environment and honoring the unique history of African American women, the San Francisco Black Infant Health Program (BIH) presents its 22nd annual Afrocentric Family and Life .
This year’s conference is not only designed for young black mothers, but also for the full spectrum of social service practitioners, providers and community leaders who support black families and their sustainability.
Conference Keynote Speakers:
* Dr. Renee Branch Canady, CEO Michigan Public Health Institute
* Dr. Avis Jones DeWeever, author, “How Exceptional Black Women Lead,” Washington DC
* Tanya Fields, Community Activist, Bronx, New York.
4. Friday, 12 Noon, Mothers On The March Against Police Murders
Hall of Justice
850 Bryant St.
Weekly protest. All invited. Demand DA Gascon charge the officers with murder!
Sponsor: Justice 4 Mario Woods Coalition
5. Friday, 5:30pm, Campaign for HR 676 at Reps. Pelosi & Speier Town Hall – Pre-Briefing Meeting
Muddy’s Coffee Shop
Valencia & 24th St.
Reps. Pelosi & Speier will be holding a Town Hall meeting in SF on Saturday, March 25th.(See item # 13)
Event has reached capacity but you are encouraged to go anyway!
The Single Payer advocates will be meeting on Friday regarding the town hall.
Help is needed on Saturday at the town hall. We think the best way to defend healthcare is to ask her to become a cosponsor of HR 676, the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act.
Info: Contact Don Bechler at 415-810-5826
6. Friday, 6:00pm – Michael Moore’s film “ Where To Invade Next”
Pacifica, Sharp Park Library
104 Hilton Way
Doors open 6:00pm; Film starts at 6:30pm
A free screening with a brief discussion following the film. Light refreshments provided
RSVP: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsor: The Pacifica Peace People Acting Locally for Peace Globally
7. Friday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Sanctuary for a Moral Economy (FAME Speaker Series 2)
Oakland Peace Center
111 Fairmount Ave.
FAME (Faith Alliance for a Moral Economy) Asks: What does solidarity look like? What is a moral economy?
This is a 4-part series, with a panel discussion happening at the Oakland Peace Center each month between February and May 2017.
This is PART TWO, SANCTUARY for a Moral Economy.
Panelist 1: Rev. Dr. James McDonald, President, San Francisco Theological Seminary
Panelist 2: Gerald Lenoir, Former executive director of Black Alliance for Just Immigration
Panelist 3: Ameena Jandali, Islamic Networks Group
8. Friday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Answer Coalition Forum– New Korean War?
2969 Mission St.
Recent actions and statements by the Trump administration and the Pentagon have raised the danger of a new war on the Korean Peninsula. At the same time as top U.S. officials are declaring that “no options are off the table,” massive “war games” are taking place very close to North Korea, and a new U.S. missile system is being deployed in South Korea, dramatically raising the threat of a new conflict.
Join us for presentations and discussion of building the movement to resist a new war.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/413403889013146/ & https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/03/20/18797572.php
Saturday, March 25
9. Saturday, 8:30am – 5:30pm, California Environmental Justice Coalition – Bay Area Nor/Cal Regional Conference
Local 2 Union Hall
209 Golden Gate Ave.
To Register / Info: cejcoalition.org or (209) 589-9277
10. Saturday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, SURJ SF – Human Billboard
Intersection of Octavia & Fell Streets
Join us at Octavia and Fell Streets, rain or shine, to call attention to racial injustice and demonstrate solidarity.
Throughout the Bay Area and nationally, folks have been holding weekly gatherings on prominent street corners and freeway overpasses, holding signs and making visible our support for the Movement for Black Lives and communities targeted by Trump. Bring a sign.
Here are some Sample Sign Messages:
Will you show up for racial justice?
Black Lives Matter!
No Deportations! No Border Walls!
End displacement of Black and Brown communities!
Solidarity with Undocumented Migrants!
Solidarity with Queer and Trans People of Color!
We Support Black Womxn!
We Support Our Muslim Neighbors!
Will you fight against Islamophobia?
Sponsor: SURG (Showing Up For Racial Justice)
11. Saturday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Anti gentrification town hall – Save Black and refugee homes
New Liberation Presbyterian Church
1100 Divisadero St.
In 1964 Midtown was created as a sanctuary for victims of Civic Redevelopment, a pledge by the city to right the wrongs suffered by African-American community of the Fillmore, a promise of economic empowerment and future homeownership. As the decades rolled by and the working class folks paid off property mortgage, refugees and immigrants from all over the world started calling Midtown their home, adding to the tightly-knit multicolored Midtown family. Unfortunately, their collective dreams were shattered when the city unilaterally broke off a lease with a tenant-led non-profit, and awarded it to a developer. Ownership promises reaffirmed in Board of Supervisors Resolution 325-07 were thrown out, rents were hiked 100% across the board, plans were created to demolish Midtown as we know it.
As our sanctuary city is under attack from the Trump government, so are 139 Midtown families that are in danger of displacement. Since 2015 tenants led the largest rent strike in San Francisco history, actively organized against the city and the developer, and are now calling for support in keeping Midtown a sanctuary for all.
Free & Kid Friendly
Sponsor: Save Midtown
12. Saturday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, The Ecological Crisis: Taking Responsibility and Cultivating Hope
2286 Cedar St.
Sliding scale $50 – $100
Joint venture between The Psychotherapy Institute and The Sanville Institute, this will be a multi-disciplinary conversation about the psychological causes and effects of the ecological crisis. Event includes a reading of a screenplay written and performed by Naomi Newman, a paper presented by psychotherapist Terri Rubinstein on understanding and healing alienation from oneself, from others and from the natural world and a talk and Q&A with eco-philosopher Joanna Macy.
Sponsor: The Psychotherapy Institute
13. Saturday, 2:00pm – 3:30pm, Town Hall Meeting with Reps. Nancy Pelosi and Jackie Speier (Event reached capacity) See Item#5.
Balboa High School Auditorium
1000 Cayuga Ave.
(enter auditorium on corner of Onondaga & Otesgo)
Space is limited, and registration is required. Doors open at 1:15 p.m
Reps. Pelosi and Speier will discuss their work in Washington, D.C. and Democratic efforts to resist President Trump and Congressional Republicans’ agenda to pass TrumpCare and push millions off their health coverage, to embolden polluters by dismantling environmental protections, to instill fear in immigrant communities, and to enact an immoral budget that fails to meet the needs of the American people.
Public transportation is strongly encouraged. Balboa High School is located two blocks from the Balboa BART Station, and the following Muni lines are within two blocks of the school: street cars M, K & J; and bus routes 29, 43, 49, 54 & 8.
14. Saturday, 2:00pm – 9:00pm Sin Naciones, Sin Fronteras
2958 24th St.
This event will be a space for conversation among immigrant communities and allies about the political issues we are facing today. It will provide an opportunity to organize our struggles. It is also a benefit for the May 1st march for immigrant rights.
Sponsor: IntegrAte San Francisco
15. Saturday, 3:00pm – 7:00pm, Launch Party to Liberate 23rd Ave Community Building
Oakland SOL – Sustaining Ourselves Locally
1236 23rd Ave.
SUPPORT TENANTS TO LIBERATE 23rd AVE COMMUNITY BUILDING!
About the Campaign:
A long-time, low-rent community building in East Oakland could become a giant warehouse for big tech–or stay an affordable, people of color -led social justice center, with your help!
Our landlord is selling the building and unless we raise the cash to buy it, the vibrant, tight-knit community members and community resources living in our historic building at 23rd and International could be displaced.
16. Saturday, 4:00pm – 8:00pm, Fundraiser to Defeat the Trump Program
2575 Mission St.
Drinks, Music, Raffle
Fundraiser for upcoming ANSWER actions against the Trump program. ANSWER is working on organizing for the April 21 Climate Action on Earth Day and for the May 1 Day Without an Immigrant/Stop the Deportations protests
All funds raised will go towards printing costs for flyers, posters, signs, and for banner materials.
Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/02/22/18796712.php or call (415) 821-6545
17. Saturday, 4:30pm – 6:30pm, The Prison in Twelve Landscapes at USF Human Rights Film Fest
2350 Turk Blvd
More people are imprisoned in the United States at this moment than in any other time or place in history, yet the prison itself has never felt further away or more out of sight.
film has been awarded Best Canadian Documentary and Honorable Mention at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival 2016; Best Documentary and Alliance of Women Film Journalists EDA Award at DOXA Documentary Film Festival 2016.
18. Saturday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Sanctuary City: With Liberty and Justice for Some
San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries, suite 126
401 Van Ness Ave.
Exhibition Dates: March 25 – April 8, 2017
Exhibition Location: SFAC Main Gallery
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 25, 6 – 9 p.m.
Free and open to the public
The first installment of Sanctuary City, a yearlong exhibition and public program series that delves into topics related to San Francisco’s immigration policies, immigrant and refugee populations, and the history of our Sanctuary City status.
This exhibition features over 125 portraits of immigrants to the United States by 100 artists from Los Angeles and the Bay Area. Conceived in response to the presidential election in November, this show is a statement in response to the current administrations’ new executive order that blocks citizens from six Muslim-majority countries (Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen) from getting visas for 90 days, and reinstates a temporary blanket ban refusing admission to all refugees for 120 days.
Sunday, March 26
19. Sunday, 11:30am – 2:00pm, Reclaiming the History of the Russian Revolution
Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library
Speaker: Grover Furr
The Russian Revolution proved that workers could begin to build a new society. The many lies about Stalin prevent us from critically evaluating this. Mr. Furr will discuss his new book Yezhov vs Stalin, and other anticommunist lies about the Stalin period
20. Sunday, 12Noon – 2:00pm, Solidarity Training: Migra Watch Hotline (Must register)
East Bay Community Space
507 – 55th Street
Please register here: http://bit.ly/2muAGBH
By attending a Solidarity Training you will receive training to volunteer your time to document and monitor ICE officials during raids in real-time. The Solidarity Training will cover:
Overview of ICE raids, tactics and strategies
Operation of Migra Watch hotline
Rights & Risks of legal observers
The goal is to equip you with the tools and information for you to register with ILM as a legal observer and be ready to respond to ICE raid alerts
Migra Watch is a program of the Immigrant Liberation Movement (ILM), which was created by the California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance, East Bay Immigrant Youth Coalition, Faith in Action Bay Area/PICO California, and Pangea Legal Services in the Fall of 2016.
21. Sunday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Presentation: When ICE Agent Calls: Defending Immigrants in the Trump era
New Valencia Hall
747 Polk St.
Hear Nikki Taylor, of the queer feminist activist group, The Degenderettes, as she presents information on immigrant rights, and what to do in the event of encounters with ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) or the border patrol. Discuss political strategies for defending immigrants and all others targeted by the right-wing Washington administration.
Sponsor: Freedom Socialist Party
Info: Telephone: 415-864-1278 Email: baFSP@earthlink.net
22. Sunday, 1:00pm – 5:00pm, SF United Against Trump – General Assembly
2926 – 16th Street (nr. 16th Street BART)
San Francisco United Against Trump will hold bi-weekly General Assemblies in order to discuss strategy and develop plans for resisting the discriminatory and destructive policies of the Trump Administration. In addition to discussing strategy and building political actions, we hope to faciltiate debates regarding long-term goals, political orientation, tactics, and internal/organizational issues.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/390956274594022/ orhttps://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/03/18/18797523.php
23. Sunday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Rapid Response Legal Training
60 Wellington Avenue
Join a team of legal observers, moral witnesses and supporters of families affected by immigration enforcement!
If you decide to join Rapid Response team:
– You will be trained by a legal team to become a legal observer and moral witness during ICE operations, at workplaces or homes
Be part of the team of “first responders” at the site of an ICE operation and connect affected families with the legal and social resources available to them in San Mateo County
if you don’t want to be a “first responder”, you can join the Accompaniment Team and play a supporting role in assisting families who are affected by raids—they may need rides to appointments, food, help connecting to services, etc
This network, including a hotline, is organized by: Faith In Action Bay Area, Pangea Legal Services, and the Archdiocese of San Francisco
24. Sunday, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Occupy Oakland Community Feed
Oscar Grant Plaza
14th & Broadway
Attendees of Occupy Oakland GA meet the last Sunday of each month to share food with one another and the community. GA begins at 3:00pm.
If it rains meeting will be at Omni Collective – basement, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland.
25. Sunday, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Action SF General Meeting – Open to All
Noe Valley Public Library
451 Jersey St. (nr. Castro)
Learn about how a new, small, friendly group is offering people a chance to help push back against the Trump/Republican agenda. Participate as much as you like via our teams focused on using Media, Economic, Legal, and Solidarity actions
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1720972498194724/ or https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/03/18/18797522.php
26. Sunday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, The Democrats Are Part of the Problem: Why We Must Overthrow Capitalism
Workers World Party
1305 Franklin St. #411
In the midst of the vital and necessary resistance to all of Trump’s horrific policies against immigrants, Muslims, refugees, transgender people, and women… In the midst of fighting back against white supremacy, racism, LGBTQI bigotry, sexism and war… It’s important to step back and ask the questions related to how we got here. We can’t chart a way forward without looking back to examine the role of the Democrats in this downward spiral.
Come hear about why the Democrats are part of the problem in the first place, and why the overthrow of capitalism is the only answer.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1339927649378295 or https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/03/19/18797542.php
27. Sunday, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Thrive East Bay l Revolution From Within
First Congregational Church Oakland
2501 Harrison St.
Guest Speaker: Ericka Huggins
An educator, former Black Panther Party leader and political prisoner, human rights activist, ally, and poet. Her life and work is a living link between the Civil Rights movement, the Black Panther Party, and modern day movements like Black Lives Matter.
a special Spring Celebration on Sunday, March 26th as we explore the theme Revolution From Within with renown activist and educator Ericka Huggins, spoken word artist Eli Marienthal, and the soul-stirring Thrive East Bay Choir. As we navigate the next great wave of change, how can we transform ourselves and bring forth a social revolution that includes and uplifts us all
Tickets: 0 -$20: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thrive-east-bay-revolution-from-within-tickets-32550831413?aff=efbeventtix
28. Sunday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Toby Blome of CODEPINK Speaks About Drone Warfare
Unitarian Universalist of San Mateo
300 E. Santa Inez
Speaker: Toby Blome
“Trump’s Inheritance: U.S. Drone Warfare – a Critical and Brutal Tool for U.S. Global Domination, and the Reasons We Must Resist It”
In addition to giving an overview of drone warfare, Toby will also discuss the 3rd annual national mobilization known as “Shut Down Creech”, a week-long resistance action at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada this coming April 23 – 29. Creech is where the CIA uses the U.S. Air Force to spy on the world and kill people at their will.
Toby’s work has focused on resistance to U.S. global militarism and drone killing, and since 2009 has included extended and ongoing protests at U.S. drone military bases in CA and NV. In 2012 she participated in the CODEPINK Peace Delegation to Pakistan, and met directly with family members of victims of drone warfare.
Sponsor: San Mateo Peace Action
Monday, March 27
29. Monday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Street Medic, Training Course (need to RSVP)
Parnassus Campus, Nursing Building, Room N517
Do No Harm Coalition will be hosting an Oakland Street Medic’s training for medical professionals and students who wish to be trained in decontamination and aid for large direct actions.
This two hour training presumes each person has rudimentary first aid/ BLM training and will not go over those basics (this is not required, but will not be explained). We will need each person to bring a sports cap, squirt water bottle purchased new because we will be squirting each other in the face and eyes to practice decontamination. If you wish to receive this training, please state your interest and we can connect you with Amanda Bloom from Oakland Street Medics.
Please RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/DqG9RlldWtBETgB73
(Space is limited)
30. Monday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Impeach Trump Now! – Panel discussion
Center for Faith and Justice
1305 University Ave.
• Jovanka Beckles, Richmond City Councilmember
• John Bonifaz, President, Free Speech for People
• Ben Clements, Board Chair, Free Speech for People
• Eva Paterson, Bay Area Civil Rights Attorney and Activist
• Norman Solomon, Coordinator, RootsAction
• Kris Welch, KPFA: emcee
Prominent civil rights attorneys and civic leaders will unravel the issues and politics surrounding the Trump presidency in this panel discussion.
Bay Area city councils in Richmond and Alameda were the first in the U.S. to pass resolutions calling on Congress to begin impeachment proceedings.
31. Monday, 7:30pm – 9:00pm, March New Moon Ceremony
Cesar Chavez Park
11 Spinnaker Way
This will be the 19th Indigenous Women of the Americas Defending Mother Earth Treaty New Moon Ceremony since the signing of the treaty on September 27, 2015. Read the entire Treaty here: www.IndigenousWomenRising.org
You are invited to join us in this prayer from wherever you are on Mother Earth’s belly. In the San Francisco Bay Area, we will be meeting on the shoreline of Berkeley, California at Cesar Chavez Park, right at the end of the road where the parking circle is, at the waterfront. Feel free to bring some water from your watershed or a favorite place to share with the waters of the bay. We will have prayers for the water and prayers for guidance as we work together as defenders and protectors of Mother Earth.
Tuesday, March 28
32. Tuesday, 11:30am – 1:30pm, Funeral for Politics as Usual: tell Feinstein no more compromise
Montgomery Street Station
598 Market St.
NOTE: Procession starts at Montgomery BART (Market and Montgomery) and ends outside Senator Feinstein’s office (1 Post St).
Where: McKesson Plaza – directly outside Dianne Feinstein’s office at 1 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94104.
Nearest BART station: Montgomery.
Put to rest Politics as Usual!
Host: Invisible San Francisco