Updates & Announcements (from Adrienne Fong)

Two sources to check for events:

Listings on Facebook check Resistance SF – includes East Bay https://www.facebook.com/pg/ResistanceSF/events/?recently_added_ids=287223228415418%2C1833793386938062%2C747083502119345%2C1611508932238759%2C1430145097038219&ref=notif

Listings on Indybay: https://www.indybay.org/calendar/?page_id=12

Updates:

A. Oakland Moves To Divest from Banks Violating Indigenous Sovereignty (June 14)

http://amazonwatch.org/news/2017/0614-oakland-moves-to-divest-from-banks-violating-indigenous-sovereignty?utm_source=Amazon+Watch+Newsletter+and+Updates&utm_campaign=685614bbba-2017-06-14-OAK-divest&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e6f929728b-685614bbba-339828874&mc_cid=685614bbba&mc_eid=ded1714210 

B. Father’s Day for Philando – protest outside St. Anthony police station – 3rd day of protest since the verdict

     http://www.fox9.com/news/262246683-story 

C. 2 people in California killed by the police on Friday, June 16; woman killed by Seattle police on 6/18

       Man Killed Friday Night In Antioch Officer-Involved Shooting (in Antioch)

       http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2017/06/17/fatal-police-shooting-antioch-friday-night/

       His name is Nathan Banks

       Authorities investigating deadly officer-involved shooting in Madera

    http://abc30.com/news/authorities-investigating-deadly-officer-involved-shooting-in-madera/2110112/

        His name is Sergio Valdovinos

       Seattle Police Officers Fatally Shoot 30-Year-Old Mother Near Magnuson Park

        http://www.thestranger.com/slog/2017/06/18/25224360/woman-dies-following-officer-involved-shooting

        Her name is Charleena Lyles

         She was a pregnant mother of 4 children. She was killed in front of her children.

D. Thousands of UK protesters mark Quds Day in London (June 18, 2017)

   http://presstv.com/Detail/2017/06/18/525738/UK-Israel-Palestine-Quds-Day

Occupy

~ San Francisco ~

Occupy San Francisco Bulletin Board

 http://www.occupysf.net

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Monday 6/19 – Thursday 6/22

Monday, June 19

1.  Monday, 10:00am – 1:00pm, Public Comment for an Everyday People Budget (City Hall Budget Hearing)

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

This is the only opportunity for public comments about City budget priorities. Please join us to make a public comment in support of a just budget for ALL San Franciscans.

We need to tackle inequalities including, increasing access to healthcare, housing, and child care while supporting our communities under attack by the Trump Administration.

Host: Budget Justice Coalition

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1114246375385477/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%222%22%2C%22ref_dashboard_filter%22%3A%22upcoming%22%2C%22sid_reminder%22%3A%222228915459133014016%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22[%7B%5C%22surface%5C%22%3A%5C%22dashboard%5C%22%2C%5C%22mechanism%5C%22%3A%5C%22main_list%5C%22%2C%5C%22extra_data%5C%22%3A[]%7D]%22%7D

2.  Monday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, Living Graveyard (monthly protest)

Oakland Federal Building
1301 Clay St.
Oakland

Covered with sheets to represent the dead of wars, people lie down on the city sidewalk in front of the Federal Building, This is legal, non-violent witness.  People stop, look and think. (Bring your own sheet)

Iraqi Deaths 2,973,613

U.S. Deaths 4,520   Coalition 4,841

Syrian Deaths, unknown

Afghan Deaths 30,000+

U.S. Deaths in Afghanistan 2,399  Coalition 3,535

Pakistani Deaths over 1,000 from drone attacks

Sponsor: Ecumenical Peace Institute www.epicalc.org

3.  Monday, 1:30pm – 4:00pm, Include Divisadero and Fillmore in Inclusionary Housing Proposal

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

The Board of Supervisors Land Use Committee is meeting on Monday to vote on amendments to the City’s inclusionary housing proposal. The language now includes a study to determine if ADDITIONAL on-site affordable housing is feasible in areas and corridors that have been upzoned (like Divisadero and Fillmore). 

EXCEPT — They want to keep Divisadero and Fillmore from being included.

Email the Supervisors:
Katy.Tang@sfgov.org , Mark.Farrell@sfgov.org , Aaron.Peskin@sfgov.org , Jane.Kim@sfgov.org , London.Breed@sfgov.org ,Michael.Howerton@sfgov.org

DEMAND:  that you treat Divisadero and Fillmore like every other neighborhood district that has been upzoned.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/807637589399903/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%223%22%2C%22ref_newsfeed_story_type%22%3A%22regular%22%2C%22feed_story_type%22%3A%22263%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D

4.  Monday, 5:00pm – 9:00pm, Oakland City Council Budget Meeting: DEFUND OPD (Oakland Police Department)

Oakland City Hall
150 Frank H. Ogawa Plz
Oakland

The Oakland City Council plans to announce and vote on its proposed budget, and we want to be there in full force to hold them accountable  when it comes to allocating money to the Oakland Police Department.

Host: APTP Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1850541161933371/?active_tab=about

Tuesday, June 20

5.  Tuesday, 10:00am – 12Noon, Rally to Free Hugo and Rodrigo

San Francisco Immigration Court
630 Sansome St.
SF

Come out to support Hugo and Rodrigo on their court date. Join community and labor allies to take a stand for two union brothers, long time construction workers, who showed up for work, were taken into ICE custody and now are facing an unjust, fast tracked deportation. 

Hugo Mejia, Painters and Tapers Local 83, Petaluma, lives in San Rafael with his wife and three children. He volunteers at his children’s school and is connected to a local synagogue.

Rodrigo Nuñez, Carpenter Union Local 713, Hayward, lives in Hayward with his wife and three children. Rodrigo is active in the community as an assistant coach for his son’s baseball team and volunteers at his church.

They are being denied a chance to tell their full story. Please stand in Solidarity with these two brothers and tell the Trump administration to release these union brothers, fathers and husbands!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/274819879653246/?active_tab=about&link_id=0&can_id=4d8abb95a7895a1648b41bfa1ad2bb3b&source=email-free-hugo-rodrigo&email_referrer=free-hugo-rodrigo&email_subject=free-hugo-rodrigo-free-city-college

6.  Tuesday, 2:30pm – 5:30pm, Support Reappointing Petra DeJesus to the Police Commission

SF City Hall, Rm. 250
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Place
SF

Come support Petra as her confirmation to the Police Commission comes before the Board of Supervisors.

Sponsor: Support the Reappointment of Petra DeJesus, Latino Democratic Club, Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/698568133668871/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%223%22%2C%22ref_newsfeed_story_type%22%3A%22regular%22%2C%22feed_story_type%22%3A%22361%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D

7.  Tuesday, 5:00pm, DIVEST>RE-INVEST @ City Council

Oakland City Hall
150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland

5:00pm, opening prayer and public speaking strategy

Mni Wiconi! Water is Life!

Join the many people all over Turtle Island who are responding to the call from Standing Rock to do the work of divestment and decolonization in our own communities. Come out to next Tuesday’s City Council meeting to stand in solidarity with Defenders of Mother Earth-Huichin, a native led coalition working to divest the City of Oakland, our community institutions, and our neighbors from extractive colonial banks and climate chaos-causing fossil fuels, and to reinvest in native leadership and collective liberation. 

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1573085016059305/?acontext=%7B%22source%22%3A5%2C%22page_id_source%22%3A626361070899624%2C%22action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22main_list%22%2C%22extra_data%22%3A%22%7B%5C%22page_id%5C%22%3A626361070899624%2C%5C%22tour_id%5C%22%3Anull%7D%22%7D]%2C%22has_source%22%3Atrue%7D

8.  Tuesday, 5:30pm – 10:00pm, Stop Urban Shield at Berkeley City Council – (Hearing & Vote on Urban Shield)

Longfellow Middle School
1500 Derby St.
Berkeley

5:30pm – Rally

6:00pm – Hearing

In an unprecedented move, the Berkeley City Council is considering fully withdrawing their participation in Urban Shield. A decision in favor of pulling out of Urban Shield by the Berkeley City Council paves the way for other cities in the Bay Area to do the same

All are encouraged to attend the upcoming meeting in showing the Berkeley City Council that they need to stand on the side of the people and not on the side of militarization and oppression.

PETITIONS:

BERKELEY RESIDENTS
Sign the Berkeley
 petition to demand Berkeley pull out of Urban Shield.

ALAMEDA COUNTY RESIDENTS
Sign the Alameda County  petition to demand Berkeley pull out of Urban Shield.  

Host: Stop Urban Shield, Critical Resistance Oakland, AROC

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1522376817837026/?ref=br_rs

9.  Tuesday, 7:00pm, Navy’s Restoration Advisory Board (Clean up of Treasure Island)

One Avenue of the Palms
Building 1, Room 171
Treasure Island

This is the administration building located just inside the main gate. 

Contact Keith Forman, the BRAC Environmental Coordinator, if you have any questions about the Navy’s cleanup program: (415) 308-1458, keith.s.forman@navy.mil.

Wednesday, June 21

10.  Wednesday, 8:45am – 1:00pm, Bay Area Air District Hearing –

Air District Headquarters
375 Beale St.
SF

Air District staff seem to think it’s OK to add another refinery in the Bay Area and call it a cap.

That’s essentially what the Board would allow if the latest revisions to Rule 12-16 Refinery Emission Caps are adopted. Staff is asking the Board to rubber stamp and codify a 24.4% rise in Bay Area refinery GHG emissions (from 16.6 million tonnes of GHG per year to a whopping 21.1 million).Meanwhile the California Air Resources Board wants to reduce refinery emissions by 20%.

RSVP: http://www.350bayarea.org/baaqmd_bd_170621?utm_campaign=20170618baaqmd&utm_medium=email&utm_source=350bayarea

Host: 350.org

11.  Wednesday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, National Day of Action – Protect Our Healthcare: Emergency Action

SF Federal Building
90 7th Street
SF

Senate Leadership Wants Vote on Secretive Health Bill by June 30th,

$1.7 Trillion Medicaid/Medi-CAL Cuts in Trump Budget

At least 60% of Calif Medi-CAL dollars are for Long-Term-Care, Home Care, IHSS etc

* SDA doing phone banking every day next week.  Call 415-546-1333 for info.

* Also National Call-In Day on Healthcare, Thursday, June 22, call 866-828-4162

 The poor, children and elderly will suffer from billions of dollars of cuts to Medicaid, while funding generous tax cuts to the wealthy. Republicans are keeping this unpopular bill secret, with no hearings, no amendments and no public process.

Co-sponsors: Cosponsored by Senior & Disability Action, Chinese Progressive Association, San Francisco Rising, SEIU 1021

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/270362656705406/?link_id=3&can_id=b4032486c8bb3a7183b4999e592f8927&source=email-countdown-to-healthcare-vote&email_referrer=countdown-to-healthcare-vote___230180&email_subject=countdown-to-healthcare-vote 

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

One Post Street in San Francisco.
(on the steps facing Market Street, below Feinstein’s office,
directly above the Montgomery BART/Muni station)

Weekly themes vary on current issues.

Fliers provided.

Participants are from the Bay Area community.

All are welcomed.

13.  Wednesday, 5:30pm, SF Police Commission Meeting (Presentation will be given by experts on Conducted Energy Devices)

SF City Hall, Room 400
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl
SF

The police commission will be hearing a presentation given on TASERS (Conducted Energy Devices) The working group is chaired by Commissioner  Malera. From various reports of those attending the working group – her process is stifling opinions of those who are opposed to TASERS for SF. She would not even allow questioning after presentations presented by CDE representatives.

TASERS are lethal weapons!

Come out to say NO TO TASERS FOR SAN FRANCISCO

Note: this presentation is early on the agenda.

Agenda: http://sanfranciscopolice.org/meeting/police-commission-june-21-2017-agenda-0

PDF Documents for 6/21 meeting – many on TASERS:

   http://sanfranciscopolice.org/meeting/police-commission-june-21-2017-supporting-documents

14.  Wednesday 6:00pm,  Justice 4 Alex Nieto – monthly gathering  “Amor for Alex”

Bernal Heights Park (Where Alex was murdered by SFPD
San Francisco

Alex was killed by SFPD on March 21, 2014. Each month on the 21st day the family and friends gather at the site where he was murdered. Come out to support Refugio Nieto and Elvira Nieto!

Check the facebook page for update (Wednesday event not yet posted)

Info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/721427181211650/ 

15.  Wednesday, 6:30pm – 8:00pm, Helping Refugees Today: What We Need  Know and Do

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Heritage Hall
1111 O’Farrell St.
SF

FREE

Executive orders and federal court orders are changing the landscape for refugees who seek safety and freedom in the U.S. Presented is a briefing from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and leading refugee resettlement agencies in the Bay Area.

Nina Sachdev, USCIS, will explain refugee processing procedures, including vetting, an overview of the asylum program and how USCIS responds to changing situations. Karen Ferguson, International Rescue Committee, and Kathryn Winogura, Jewish Family & Community Services-East Bay, will share how their agencies are responding and how we can help.

Sponsor: Interfaith Welcome: Bay Area Refugee Support

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/841848309303109/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%223%22%2C%22ref_newsfeed_story_type%22%3A%22regular%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D

16.  Wednesday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Freedom & Dignity Across Walls: From Palestine to Pelican Bay

Mission Center – City College of San Francisco
1125 Valencia St., Room 107
SF

Featuring:

Marie Levin of Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity, and sister of one of the 2011-2013 CA Hunger Strike leaders, Sitawa Jaama
Lara Kiswani, Executive Director of 
AROC: Arab Resource & Organizing Center
Special update from Palestine, by Addameer Prisoner Support & Human Rights Association 
Moderated by former political prisoner and Freedom Archives director, Claude Marks

Just a couple weeks ago, Palestinian prisoners suspended a 40-day hunger strike, bringing the Israeli state to the negotiating table. At the same time word began to emerge of a prisoner hunger strike against appalling conditions at Folsom State Prison here in California.

Both strikes come amid an intensification of Israeli colonialism in Palestine, and brazen plans for increased policing and imprisonment against Black, Brown, and immigrant communities in the US, they are also born of bold prisoner organizing.

Host: Center for Political Education

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1930149910600506/?active_tab=about

Thursday, June 22 

17.  Thursday, 9:00am, BART vote on “Safe Transit Policy” (previously known as Sanctuary Transit)

344 – 20th Street , 3rd Floor
(nr. 19th Street BART)
Oakland

BART directors will be voting on the “Safe Transit Policy”. Public comment in support of this is welcomed.

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