Updates & Announcements: Friday 6/23 – Tuesday 6/27 (from Adrienne Fong)

Please check Indybay for other listings: https://www.indybay.org/calendar/?page_id=12


A. At FBI, Mueller Oversaw Post- 9/11 Torture (June 21, 2017)


B. Teenage boy, dog fatally shot after animal attacks deputy in Palmdale (June 22, 2017)


  His name is Armando Garcia, 17 years old 

      Armando is the third person killed by law enforcement in less than a week in California.

C. Colin Kaepernick is making his choice: Activism over the NFL (June 20, 2017)



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Friday, June 23 – Tuesday, June 27

Friday, June 23

1.  Friday, 2:00pm – 8:00pm, Justice 4 Kayla Moore at the Trans March


Mission Dolores Park
19th & Dolores St.

Come march with the Justice 4 Kayla Moore Coalition at the SF Trans March! 

**IMPORTANT** (especially for allies!): Please read the official Trans March Guidelines:http://www.transmarch.org/trans


FOR MORE INFO about the Trans March, including line-up of performers and schedule for the day, check out the official Facebook event:https://www.facebook.com/events/725028941007724



2.  Friday, 4:30pm – 6:00pm, McDs: End Harassment of LGBTQ Workers

24th & Mission BART Station

This is BEFORE the Trans March 2017 Street March so you can attend both! We’ll be walking to it afterwards. We’ll be meeting at the BART station

On Pride weekend we are having an emergency action to stand in solidarity with La’Ray Reed, a transgender woman of color and McDs worker who was excessively harassed (and subsequently fired after making a complaint) and to protest McDonald’s continued discrimination of LGBTQ workers. 

McDonald’s is sponsoring Pride marches all across the country this month including here in San Francisco and serving fries in rainbow-themed boxes.

La’Ray was subjected to horrific treatment. She
-was ordered to use broom closet as bathroom
-suffered genital groping
-told ‘Boy-slash-girl, step off the drive-thru’

Sponsor: NorCal Fight For 15



Saturday, June 24

3. Saturday, 9:00am – 4:15pm, Movement School For Revolutionaries

Richmond Progressive Alliance
2540 MacDonald Ave.

This is a conference. Time for folks in Contra Costa County to gather. See site for workshops.

Sponsor: Project Progressive

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/630917560446700/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%222%22%2C%22ref_dashboard_filter%22%3A%22upcoming%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

4.  Saturday, 1:00pm – 3:30pm, Solar Simplified II: The Deeper Dive

Ecology Center Classroom
2530 San Pablo Ave.

Residential solar technologies are evolving at a fast clip, as are the policies that support solar generation. Expert Doug McKenzie will discuss the latest solar products and technologies that can extend solar’s reach in your life, plus the policies that are advancing or limiting the future of solar in our region, state, and country. This presentation and Q&A is useful for people who have already gotten solar, and those who are still considering and want to take a deeper dive.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/06/01/18799857.php

5.  Saturday 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Justice4Pedie Community Meeting

Richmond Public Library, Whittlesey Community Room
325 Civic Center Plaza

Ground Breaking Police Policy Faces First Test 

In January 2016, the Richmond City Council responded to a grassroots social justice movement by establishing a new police accountability policy desiigned to protect Richmond residents from unjust police violence by holding police accountable for such actions. The new procedure requires a special investigaion, independent of the Police and District Attorney, of any police killing or serious injury caused by police. If successful, this new policy could inspire other cities across America to follow its example as a measure to stop the epidemic of unjust police violence that plagues our nation. 

The first test of this landmark policy will be the case of Pedie Perez, a young man shot and killed by Richmond Police Officer Jensen on September 14, 2014, leading to widespread community concern over a possible cover-up. 

The social justice movement, the people of Richmond, and the whole nation are watching. Attend this public forum which will outline the facts of this case, the progress of the investigation, and the implications for the broader struggle for justice here in Richmond and across the nation.  

Co-sponsored: Richmond Progressive Alliance, Oscar Grant Committee, and Veterans for Peace, East Bay Chapter 

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/06/16/18800211.php   Gene Ruyle 510-332-3865 or email: cuyleruyle [at] mac.com

6.  Saturday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Alex Nieto Memorial Fundraiser

La Reyna Bakery
3114 24th St.

Alex Nieto Memorial Fundraiser at La Reyna Bakery, Sunrisse restaurant, Adobe Book Store, help raise money for the Alex Nieto Memorial while you enjoy community working towards a better tommorrow, all ages welcome something for everyone. 

 Entertainment, Familia Govea, trio Cambio, local musicians, Equipto singing his beautiful song “Tonight We Ride”, Martin Herrera, spinning records , and we are working on more, we got other local musicians signing up, of course food, Art work for sale, and a safe environment, save the date, bring your check books… Tony Robles just signed up to read some amazing poetry

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1724343737578951/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%222%22%2C%22ref_dashboard_filter%22%3A%22upcoming%22%2C%22sid_reminder%22%3A%226451238142144937984%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 

Sunday, June 25 

7.  Sunday, 9:30am – 12Noon, SF Pride Refuse Fascism Contingent

Meet @ 9:30am

Market & Steuart Sts.

March begins at 10:30am. Contingent is near the beginning of the parade! Look for the NO! banners.

San Francisco Takes Pride in Resistance

From Jesse Williams to Colin Kaepernick, Lynne Stewart to Chelsea Manning, heroes all, it takes courage to expose the massive violation of civil liberties by the Trump/Pence Regime, affecting the lives of billions of people around the world.

This year’s PRIDE parade will be different: the celebration commemorating the Stonewall uprising of 1969, a righteous victory over aggressive policing, could not be more timely. Organizers have seized the opportunity to revoke the legitimacy of the pogrom of demonization and repression targeting LGBTQ and other vulnerable groups. 

Alex U. Inn, 2017 SF Pride Grand Marshal and Producer of Pride’s 2017 Resistance Contingent, says “We have an incredible message to give out and the message should be heard in numbers! More voices, more impact!”

March with the Refuse Fascism contingent in the SF Pride Parade! We will be loudly proclaiming: NO! In the Name of Humanity We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America! DRIVE OUT THE TRUMP/PENCE FASCIST Regime! 

No Ban, No Wall! Black Lives Matter! Trans Rights are Human Rights!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1833793386938062/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%222%22%2C%22ref_dashboard_filter%22%3A%22upcoming%22%2C%22sid_reminder%22%3A%224694846236069462016%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 

8.  Sunday, 10:30am – 12:30am, Attack on the U.S.S. Liberty

Niebyl-Proctor, Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the attack on the USS Liberty, an unarmed U.S. naval vessel which was intercepting communications at the height of the Six-Day War when it came under direct Israeli aerial and naval assault, leaving 34 Americans dead and 174 wounded. Arguably the worst attack in history against a noncombatant U.S. naval vessel, it remains shrouded in secrecy.

Speaker: Don Pageler, a survivor of the attack

Co-sponsor – East Bay Veterans

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/06/17/18800243.php

9.  Sunday, 3:30pm – 6:30pm, Open Circle – Monthly Meeting in Stockton

New Beginnings Worship Center
129 E. Jamestown St.

Historically, we’ve held Open Circle in Oakland or SF, but we need to get mobile and reach out to families who live farther away.

So, we’ll be in Stockton with the family of James Earl Rivera and Colby Friday and all families who can make it out that way.

Let’s show them that the Bay Area community loves and supports them too. We’ll have transportation from Oscar Grant Plaza in Oakland for anyone that needs a ride.

Open Circle holds space for families directly impacted by police terrorism to gather with each other and members of the community. This gathering also provides opportunity and some structure to help families collaborate with each other in their struggle for justice for their loved ones.



Monday, June 26 

10.  Monday, 6:00pm, Vigil for Amilcar Perez-Lopez

Folsom St. (Between 24th & 25th Streets)

Gather at the site where Amilcar was murdered by SFPD. Updates on work to bring Justice for Amilcar.

Bring simple nibbles, poems, reflections, songs to share, most importantly bring yourself.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/353672264838421/

11.  Monday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Understanding Gentrification

Ally Cat Books
3036 – 24th St.

As socialists, how should we understand the capitalist forces driving gentrification? What can we do to protect affordability and guarantee a safe home for all? How do we push the conversation beyond NIMBY vs YIMBY? Join the San Francisco Jacobin Club for a discussion towards further understanding the forces at play in our city. 



12.  Monday, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, Navigating the Waters: Nuclear Warfare, the Environment, and Sailing for Peace

San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center – Veterans Building
401 Van Ness Ave., Room 206

Reception 6:00pm

Program 7:00pm

The historic Golden Rule anti-nuclear sailboat will be in San Francisco Bay June 20 – 29, sailing in support of the UN Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons.


Dr. Robert Gould 
Dr. Gould is President of the San Francisco-Bay Area Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), Director of Health Professional Outreach and Education for the UCSF Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment, and Chairperson of the Peace Caucus of the American Public Health Association. Dr. Gould will talk about the Humanitarian Costs of Nuclear War, “Modernizing” the U.S. Nuclear Arsenal, and the United Nations Nuclear Weapons Ban. 

Mary Sweeters 
Mary Sweeters is a Climate and Energy Campaigner with Greenpeace USA. She works to fight the undue influence of the oil industry in solidarity with communities affected by oil extraction, pollution, and climate change, and to advocate for a just transition to a clean energy economy. Ms. Sweeters will talk about Greenpeace, inspired by the Golden Rule, and her work in Climate and Energy. 

Helen Jaccard – Project Manager of the Veterans For Peace Golden Rule Project 
To round out our evening, hear the amazing history of the Golden Rule and its mission to avoid the very real possibility of nuclear war. 

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/06/20/18800279.php

Tuesday, June 27

13.  Tuesday, 5:00pm – 8:00pm, Vigil for Nabra Hassanen

Frank Ogawa Plaza
1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza

Join the Muslim community and it’s allies in celebrating a young life taken too soon by violence. We must come together as a nation, as a state, to say no to hate crimes, and violence against women in general

Host: Qal’bu Maryam Women’s Mosque



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