Updates ~ Announcements for Tuesday, Oct 31 – Thursday, Nov. 2 (from Adrienne Fong)

ACCESSIBILITY – Reminder please include accessibility information for events! 

Check Indybay for other eventshttps://www.indybay.org/calendar/?page_id=12

UPDATES:

A. AIM Co-Founder and Anishinaabe Leader Dennis Banks Dies at 80 (October 30, 2017)

https://www.democracynow.org/2017/10/30/headlines/aim_co_founder_and_anishinaabe_leader_dennis_banks_dies_at_80

   RIP Dennis Banks 

B.  Meet The British Quaker, Famous In Yemen, Who Tried To Smash Up Some Fighter Jets (October 29, 2017)

https://www.buzzfeed.com/rosebuchanan/meet-the-british-quaker-famous-in-yemen-who-tried-to-smash?utm_term=.yfjk7573B&ref=mobile_share#.ajqkq0qyZ

C.  Subsidy plan for coal and nuclear plants ‘will cost US taxpayers $10.6bn a year’

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/27/subsidize-coal-nuclear-plants-taxpayer-cost-rick-perry 

D.  Trump taps head of anti-Palestinian group as top civil rights enforcer (October 27, 2017)

https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/nora-barrows-friedman/trump-taps-head-anti-palestinian-group-top-civil-rights-enforcer?utm_source=EI+readers&utm_campaign=5c03eb6747-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e802a7602d-5c03eb6747-299173401

E.  First They Came For The Homeless – video trailer by Liberated Lens

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyN7wQNbYDk&app=desktop

  People remain in their tents on the Berkeley / Oakland border.

Occupy

~ San Francisco ~

Occupy San Francisco Bulletin Board

 http://www.occupysf.net

22 – ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tuesday, Oct. 31 – Thursday, Nov. 2

Tuesday, October 31

1. Tuesday, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Dia de Los Muertos at Homefulness altar

POOR Magazine
8032 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland

Celebrate our Multi-Nationed Ancestors at POOR Magazine‘s Homefulness / Deecolonize Academy 6th Annual Dia De Los Muertos humble celebration- we will honor all victims of poLice terror, Poverty, Wars, & community Violence

Youth SKolaz from Deecolonize Academy will honor their ancestors with a short presentation of their hand-made altars. We will have Danza Azteca and libations and a Community Talk-Back Altar for anyone to recognize their own ancestors. There will be food and pastry and people are welcome to bring an offering…

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/190801124823722/?ref=br_rs

2. Tuesday, 6:00pm, Speak Out on Berkeley Police Department’s Use of Force Policy at Berkeley City Council

2134 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Berkeley

5:30pm – Submit comment card

Join the Justice 4 Kayla Moore Coalition and Berkeley Copwatch this Tuesday, October 31st, at Berkeley’s City Council meeting. City Council will be discussing to BPD’s use of force policy, including possible new requirements for BPD to track the amount of force they use.

In the 35% of BPD calls that are mental health calls, use of force is the entirely wrong response — we need care, not criminalization. And in every police encounter, use of force only compounds trauma and funnels our loved ones and our fellow community members into the prison industrial complex.

Wednesday, November 1

3. Wednesday 5:00pm – 7:00pm, UndocuQueer & Unafraid: An Evening with Julio Salgado 

Millberry Union Event and Center
500 Parnassus Ave.
SF

RSVP required: https://ucsf.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0BsYI04Nnh6Ayb3

Note your dietary restrictions on form

Julio Salgado is the co-founder of DreamersAdrift.com and project manager for CultureStrike. His status as an undocumented, queer artivist has fueled the contents of his visual art, which depict key individuals and moments of the DREAM Act and migrant rights movement. Undocumented students and allies across the country have used Salgado’s artwork to call attention to the youth-led movement.

Host: UCSF LGBT Resource Center and UCSF Diversity and Outreach

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/287633121734598/?ref=br_rs

4. Wednesday, 5:00pm – 7:30pm, Remembering Balfour Day 1: A Panel on Zionist Colonization

UC Berkeley Multicultural Center
220 MLK Jr Student Union
Berkeley

join SJP for an educational panel that will address the context of the Balfour Declaration and its colonial implications in 1917 and today. We are excited to host Dr. Hatem Bazian, Dr. Hisham Ahmed, and Jennifer Mogannem on this panel moderated by Cal alum Taliah Mirmalek. The event will also feature spoken word artists and artistic expression throughout the night, as well as catering provided by Sunrise Deli!

Sponsor: Students for Justice in Palestine

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1770091979958657/

5. 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).

Themes vary each week on peace and justice issues.

Fliers are provided. 

6. Wednesday, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Free Screening: Chasing Coral

SF Public Library, Koret Auditorium
100 Larkin St.
SF

FREE event, no ticket required.

From the director of Chasing Ice comes an epic adventure to capture our changing oceans.
Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers, and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.

With its breathtaking photography, nail-biting suspense, and startling emotion, Chasing Coral is a dramatic revelation that won’t have audiences sitting idle for long.

Sponsor SF Green Film Festival

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/10/10/18803537.php 

7. Wednesday, 6:30pm – 8:00pm, A Closer Look with Darren Zook

UC Berkeley
Blum Center for Developing Economics, Room 330
Berkeley

Please join the Anti-Trafficking Coalition at Berkeley and Human Trafficking Decal for a film screening and discussion with Darren Zook, Professor of Political Science and International and Area Studies at UC Berkeley. Professor Zook will be showing a short film relating to animal poaching and trafficking before leading a compelling and unconventional discussion on the issue of exploitation and supply chains around the world

Sponsor Berkeley Anti-Trafficking Coalition

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2015948395308713/

8. Wednesday, 7:00pm – 9:30pm, The Athletes’ Revolt Against Racism

The Women’s Building
3543 18th Street
SF

The Black Lives Matter movement and the resistance to Trump have sparked a wave of protest by NFL players and athletes across the country. Launched by former San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick, the athletes’ rebellion against racism has spread into a mass movement for justice. Now Trump, the NFL bosses, and college administrators everywhere are determined to shut it down.

Join us to discuss what we can do to defend this struggle and lift up the voices of the oppressed.

Host: International Socialist Organization – Northern California

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1890088744638778/

Thursday, November 2

9. Thursday, 11:00am – 1:00pm, Remembering  Balfour Day 2: Rally on Sproul

UC Berkeley
Savio Steps
Berkeley

Come out to Students for Justice in Palestine’s Rally to recognize the 100 year colonial anniversary of the Balfour Declaration and its implications for Palestine. We will have a lineup of speakers and time for open mic and artistic expression. We invite you all to come support and be in solidarity with Palestinians and the Palestinian struggle.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/528205024186251/

10. Thursday, 11:00am – 2:00pm, Day of the Dead March / Dίa de los Muertos Marcha 

Meet at the corner of:

Larkin & Eddy Street
SF

March through the city stopping at six different locations to honor beloved homeless community members that have died on the streeets.
At each stop we will make altars and honor our loved ones lost to the street. Along the route we will paint red footprints and handprints to symbolize the city’s lack of comprehensive action.
At City Hall, a group of protesters will deliver the message to elected officials.
After the march we will have a traditional Mexican lunch together in the park at Civic Center Plaza in front of the City Hall.

Bring your family and let’s honor the dead in a fun and respectful way!

Sponsor: Coalition on Homelessness

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/151640722110751/ 

11. Thursday, 12Noon – 2:00pm, Revolution 67

SF Main Library
100 Larkin St.
SF

An illuminating account of events too often relegated to footnotes in U.S. history – the Black urban rebellions of the 1960’s. Focusing on the six-day Newark, N.J. outbreak on July 12, 1967, the film reveals how the disturbance began as spontaneous revolts against poverty and police brutality and ended as fateful milestones in America’s struggles over race and economic justice.

Sponsor: One City One Book: San Francisco Reads

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1925541597769572/

12. Thursday, 3:00pm, The Trial of the Catonsville Nine,  by Father Daniel Berrigan. Invitation from: George Washington High School’s Visual and Performing Arts Department

George Washington High School
30th Avenue and Anza Gate entrance (Public transportation #38 Geary bus to 30th Ave.; walk up to Anza)
SF

Other performances on Friday & Saturday (see below)

Students are enacting the Trial of the Catonsville Nine who in the 60’s protested their opposition to the Vietnam War by burning draft files

Box office opens 30min before curtain

      $10. 00 general admission

      $7.00 – seniors, students, faculty

Performances:

  Nov. 2nd, Thursday, 3:00pm

  Nov. 3rd, Friday, 7:00pm

  Nov. 4th, Saturday, 7:00pm

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Info: Susan (415) 751-4448 

13. Thursday 4:00pm – 7:00pm, Colonial Legalism, 100 Years Since Balfour w/ Dr. Hatem Bazien

UC Berkeley
110 Boalt Hall
Berkeley

Colonial Legalism – 100 Years Since Balfour, Dispossession of Palestine with Dr. Hatem Bazian

In 67 words, Balfour and London dispossessed the Palestinians and incubated Zionism, imperial Europe’s last settler colonial project. Certainly, the ongoing conflict in Palestine is not isolated from the broader colonial legacies in the Global South, and its effects continue to be witnessed to this day.

Hatem Bazian is Provost, co-founder and Professor of Islamic Law and Theology at Zaytuna College, the 1st Accredited Muslim Liberal Arts College in the United States. In addition, Prof. Bazian is a teaching professor in the Departments of Near Eastern and Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Bazian between 2002-2007, also served as an adjunct professor of law at Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. He teaches courses on Islamic Law and Society, Islam in America: Communities and Institutions, De-Constructing Islamophobia and Othering of Islam, Religious Studies, and Middle Eastern Studies

Info: https://en-us.fievent.com/e/colonial-legalism-100-years-since-balfour-w-dr-hatem-bazian/12745329 

14. Thursday, 4:30pm – 9:30pm, The REAL State of Oakland

1433 Madison Ave.
Oakland

Mayor Libby Schaaf will present her ‘State of the City’ official address. Her theme for this year’s address is celebrating how Oakland’s City Leaders are “rolling up our sleeves together to take on so many challenges”… but Oakland residents and City workers know the REAL state of Oakland! Our City’s departments are understaffed and the workers are overworked…too many longtime residents now live on our sidewalks in tents while affordable housing units are not constructed… residents go unserved because the City refuses to invest in our workforce and staff our departments and pay competitive wages.

JOIN US in sharing the REAL State of Oakland!

Host: Libby Schaaf’s Oakland

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1533602256701453/?active_tab=about

15. Thursday, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Teach In: Cooperative Solutions to the Housing Crisis 

San Francisco Main Library, Latino Room
100 Larkin St.
SF

Free

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teach-in-cooperative-solutions-to-the-housing-crisis-tickets-38159891262?aff=efbeventtix

A cross Bay community conversation and training on transformative, community-led responses to the housing crisis. Co-facilitated by the San Francisco Community Land Trust, Sustainable Economies Law Center, and the East Bay Community Law Center

This teach-in will explore some of the underlying drivers of mass displacement and gentrification, how we build community and power, and models for community-controlled permanently affordable housing. We will discuss existing models, including community land trusts and limited equity housing cooperatives, as well as emerging models of community ownership such as real estate investment cooperatives and the permanent real estate cooperative, a new model being developed by Sustainable Economies Law Center and People of Color Sustainable Housing Network.

Presenters
This teach-in is a collaboration between Sustainable Economies Law Center and the East Bay Community Law Center. Sara Stephens, Julie Gilgoff, and Chris Tittle of Sustainable Economies Law Center’s Housing program will be presenting with Hewot Shankute and Melissa Colon of the East Bay Community Law Center’s Community Economic Justice Clinic.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/222022958333261/

16. Thursday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, San Francisco Film Screening: Exodus

Landmark’s Clay Theatre
2261 Fillmore St.
SF

Free

Register to attend: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/exodus-a-special-screening-event-with-doctors-without-borders-tickets-36903230556

Doctors Without Borders presents a special screening of the award-winning documentary Exodus (KEO Films – 2015). This ground-breaking film features footage shot by refugees using smartphones to document their harrowing journey fleeing war and persecution to seek safety in Europe.

This event is part of our traveling exhibition about the global refugee crisis: Forced From Home. www.forcedfromhome.com
The screening will be followed by a brief Q&A with MSF field workers and staff.

NOTE: Seating i​s available on a first-come, first-served basis

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/119967182031077/

17. Tursday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Strategy Session Essie Justice

Essie Justice Group
300 Frank Ogawa Plaza, #420
Oakland

History:

Kerry Baxter Senior has been incarcerated for the last 15 years under a wrongful conviction. During this time several appeals were filed on his behalf, and he now has the opportunity for a resentencing hearing. However it comes at a risk because the same judge who initially sentenced and convicted him will be presiding over the new sentencing hearing. The 1st District Court of Appeal has stated to the Judge and District Attorney that Kerry’s Sentence was illegal. However the Judge and District Attorney have responded, “No Action Taken” to the order. This response is unacceptable and leaves Kerry in limbo and at the Mercy of the Judge and DA responsible for his Wrongful Conviction.

In order to provide Kerry with the best opportunity for a successful hearing that will lead to his release, We are organizing and campaign and reaching out to the Activist Community for assistance. You are invited to attend a Strategy Meeting at Essie Justice Group in Downtown Oakland

Please RSVP

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/146113046000285/?active_tab=about#

18. Thursday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Help End Richmond Coal Exports! Campaign Kickoff Meeting

Richmond Progressive Alliance
2540 MacDonald Ave.
Richmond, 94801

RSVP: https://sierra.secure.force.com/events/details?formcampaignid=7010Z000001Ory6QAC&_ga=2.201573394.2081224444.1508297341-837522069.1504146373

Only three ports in the state of California still export dirty coal, and one of them is right here in the Bay Area, on the Richmond waterfront. Our goal: Take Richmond off that list.
Join us at a campaign kick-off meeting to discuss ideas and strategies for stopping coal exports through the Bay Area.

WHY does the Bay Area — a region renowned for its environmental leadership — still have coal trains coming through its communities and blanketing its neighborhoods in toxic coal dust?
WHY do we allow massive uncovered piles of dirty, dusty coal right next to our Bay at the Levin-Richmond Terminal on the Richmond waterfront?

Host: Sierra Club SF Bay Chapter

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/364129370677966/?ref=br_rs

19. Thursday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Fighting for Tenants in the Sanctuary City

The Green Room
401 Van Ness Ave.
SF

Fundraiser – tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fighting-for-tenants-in-the-sanctuary-city-tickets-36694320701
All proceeds will directly benefit San Francisco tenants facing eviction, displacement & homelessness

The Eviction Defense Collaborative  22nd Annual Fundraiser – a fun & inspiring evening dedicated to preventing homelessness, preserving affordable housing, and protecting the diversity & character of San Francisco:

We will feed you delicious food!
We will serve you delicious drinks!
We will honor local heroes of the Housing Justice movement!
We will show a new short film about the impact of the housing crisis on our most vulnerable neighbors.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1982871411956385/?ref=br_rs 

20. Thursday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Shadia Mansour at the 10th Annual Edward Said Mural Celebration

San Francisco State University
Jack Adams Hall
1650 Holloway Ave. Terrance Level
SF

In accordance with the principles of freedom, justice, and dignity, we understand the functionality of the mural as a symbol and gesture of Palestinian resistance. The purpose of our mural celebration is to celebrate our identity and the struggles we have encompassed throughout Occupied Palestine to Occupied Turtle Island. We celebrate our mural as a symbol of resistance to that which confiscates, occupies, and imprisons. Indeed, the mural is a piece of art, but we do not understand art as something static. Rather, the Palestinian Mural honoring Edward Said is a dynamic symbol that inspires the best of the human spirit; the propensity for freedom and dignity. The mural is a contribution to this spirit and represents all aspects of the beauty of Palestinian culture and history. And to that is which we celebrate, honor and respect.

This year’s theme, “Growing in the Gardens of Exile”, is intended to uplift our community and remember Palestine at the forefront. We aim to connect Palestine to the diaspora and discuss the importance of resisting through student organizing and how we can continue to support one another as growing Palestinians exiled from Palestine.

Dinner will be catered by Old Jerusalem.
Attire: Ethnic festive

Sponsor: General Union Palestine Students

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1470899483006270/ 

21. Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Dia de los Muertos

Meet at:

22nd Street & Bryant
SF

Altars will appear in Garfield Square beginning at 4pm. Procession begins at 7pm at 22nd & Bryant, heads up to 24th, and then west to Mission.

Remember this is a solemn event

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/150831415514246/?ref=br_rs

22. Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Police Accountability Evening of Antagonism

Three Ravens
440 Haight St.
SF

Join us for an evening of wine, music, and holding our public officials accountable. Speakers to include Felicia Jones, Police Commissioner DeJesus, Shaun Haines, and others.

 We will be writing the Police Commission to oppose the adoption of tasers.

Host: San Francisco for Democracy

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/527567750928450/

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SAVE the DATES 

Special Meeting of SF Police Commission

Friday, November 3

5:00pm

Probable VOTE on TASERS for SFPD

~SAY NO TO TASERS~

SF City Hall, Room – TBA

1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Place

SF

Action Alert will be coming out soon

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SF Nov 4 it begins:

The Trump / Pence Regime Must GO!

Saturday, November 4

3:00pm

Union Square

333 Post St.

SF

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/130152454303756 /

ON NOVEMBER 4, 2017: Protests begin to demand the Trump Regime Must GO!
Thousands will gather in cities and towns across the country. A movement to protest that continue every day and night until we come millions… determined not to stop until this regime is driven from power.

In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America!

A NIGHTMARE:
Immigrants living in terror—their next step could mean detention, deportation, being torn from children and loved ones.

A NIGHTMARE:
Muslims and refugees demonized, banned and cast out.

A NIGHTMARE:
Millions—children, the elderly, the sick, the poor—denied healthcare, food assistance, the very right to live.

A NIGHTMARE:
Women objectified, degraded, and denied the basic right to control their own reproduction, with fundamentalist Christian fascism increasingly being made law.

A NIGHTMARE:
LGBTQ people stigmatized, ostracized, and denied civil rights recently won.

A NIGHTMARE:
Black and Latino people openly threatened by the President, with maximum sentencing, stop-and-frisk going national, intensified police brutality and murder of our youth with no holds barred.

A NIGHTMARE:
People all over the world facing bombings, occupations, war and the threat of nuclear war with Donald Trump’s “America First” finger on the nuclear trigger.

A NIGHTMARE:
The truth bludgeoned—lies and more lies—critical thinking being destroyed in education and public discourse.

A NIGHTMARE:
The whole planet in peril from a regime that denies global warming and shreds all environmental protections.

A NIGHTMARE:
A regime step by step discarding basic democratic rights, targeting group after group, and suppressing dissent and resistance. A regime unleashing the violence of fascist thugs. This is fascism—a qualitative change in how society is governed. History has shown that fascism must be stopped before it becomes too late.

THIS NIGHTMARE MUST END. Millions feel this and ache with the question of how to stop this unrelenting horror. The stakes are nothing less than the future of humanity and the planet itself.

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