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UPDATES / ACTION
A. Historic US bill would outlaw Israel aid used to abuse children (Nov. 14, 2017)
ACTION ALERT: Contact your Rep: Support the Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act:
B. Fearing Trump, Congress Holds First Hearing in Decades on President’s Nuclear Authority (Nov. 14, 2017)
C. US restarts nuclear testing facility in Idaho after 23 years (Nov. 15, 2017)
E. Children Killed by Police from January 1, 2017 till now
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Friday, November 17, – Monday, November 20
Friday, November 17
1. Friday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Sensible Cinema Presents: Broken Rainbow
Unitarian Universalist Center
1187 Franklin St.
In a tribute to Native American Month Sensible Cinema will screen the film Broken Rainbow. Passionate, compelling is how the N.Y. Times describes this documentary directed by Maria Florio and Victoria Mudd which shows a moving account of the force relocation of 12,000 Navajo Indians from their land after the signing of – PL 93-531 by President Ford. Narrated by Charlie Sheen Broken Rainbow tells a grim story of another forced relocation by the Government that is still unfamiliar to most Americans
2. Friday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Film Showing: “Beyond Standing Rock” and Tribute to Dennis Banks
2969 Mission St
$3 – $10 Donation – no one turned away.
In 2016, the resistance of the Sioux Nation against the Dakota Access Pipeline caught the world’s attention. The government, at the service of oil companies, using law enforcement in riot gear, was pushing for the construction of an oil pipeline through native lands. Join us for a screening of the documentary Beyond Standing Rock on the struggle waged for native self-determination and against capitalist environmental destruction, a struggle rooted in centuries in Native American history.
Also, we will be honoring the life and struggle of Dennis Banks, co-founder of American Indian Movement. Gloria La Riva, who ran alongside of Banks in the 2016 presidential campaign, will give a talk remembering Banks.
3. Friday, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, Palestinian Popular Resistance: A Community Conversation
Arab Cultural Community Center
2 Plaza St.
PYM invites you to an Arab community conversation with Grassroots Jerusalem and Addameer
Event is aimed at having an in-depth discussion as Palestinian and Arab community members of the situation of our struggle and conditions on the ground in Palestine. Sahar Francis will be joining us from addameer, an organization that organizes with and for Palestinian political prisoners in Zionist prisons. Fayrouz Sharqawi will be joining us from Grassroots Jerusalem, a Jerusalem-based organization that resists the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians and the judaization of Jerusalem.
Co-sponsored by the Palestinian American Coalition and American Muslims for Palestine
Saturday, November 18
4. Saturday, 9:00am, Meeting – Bay Area Coalition to Save TPS
2940 16th Street, Room 217
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed the resolution Urging the Federal Government to Extend Temporary Protected Status for All Nations Currently Under the Program
5. Saturday, 10:00am – 11:00am, Thangs Taken: Rethinking Thanksgiving for Kids
La Pena Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave.
La Peña Cultural Center and the Free Land Project present:
The 10th Annual Thangs Taken: Rethinking Thanksgiving FOR KIDS!
A day of art and culture celebrating Indigenous resilience
Thangs Taken: Rethinking Thanksgiving FOR KIDS is an annual cultural arts event that brings artists, activists and communities together to explore the complex history of Thanksgiving and to acknowledge the legacy of U.S. colonialism and celebrate Indigenous resilience.
interactive presentation featuring Corrina Gould (Lisjan Ohlone), Hartman Deetz Wampanoag), and Emily Butterfly (Interstellar Storyteller)! Stories, Songs and Fun Activities for elementary school-aged children and their families, hosted by Ariel Luckey
6. Saturday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Bay Area Day of Dedication: Climate Legacy Time Capsule
Elihu M. Harris State Office Building
1515 Clay St.
Meet at: Clay St. between 14th & 16th
Record heatwaves, deadly wildfires, catastrophic hurricanes, and countless un-natural disasters here in California and around the world remind us that the time for bold action has come. As the annual UN Climate Talks draw to a close in Bonn, Germany, the Bay Area will come together to call on Governor Brown and California legislators to do more to support the fight for climate justice.
Across the country, people will gather to dedicate Climate Legacy Time Capsules that represent what we are collectively fighting to protect in the face of climate chaos.
in the Bay Area, the local chapter of Sunrise Movement (sunrisemovement.org) will dedicate the “Climate Legacy Time Capsule” to not only collectively bring our community together and create a brighter #climatelegacy, but also to call on Governor Brown for his support to fight for climate justice.
YOU ARE INVITED TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE TIME CAPSULE:
-An object (small enough to fit in your palm) representing “what you love and are fighting to protec in the face of climate change” and/or pollution and/or a letter to the future.
-A letter to the future
We will provide art supplies and mini-time capsules to attendees
7. Saturday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Building Puerto Rico From the Ground Up
The Women’s Building, Room A
3543 18th Street
Centro de Ayuda Mutua in Caguas, Puerto Rico: A grassroots-based Rebuilding Effort in Action
Come and learn about the initiative that is spreading throughout Puerto Rican towns with its goals of integrating food sovereignity, alternative healthcare, housing and education rights, and new ways of communication; to eventually build the new Puerto Rico we all want after the twin ravages of hurricane Maria and the US-imposed Fiscal Board.
The presenter, Lourdes Hernández-Rivera is a member of the Caguas PR’s Centro de Apoyo Mutuo and brings with her a first hand witness account
Donations for rebuilding efforts and event costs encouraged but not required.
8. Saturday, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, SF: Trump & Pence Must Go! Break the Silence, Bring the Noise
Civic Center Plaza
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl
March to Dolores Park.
This is a permitted rally & march to Dolores Park for a Pinata party.
This nightmare must end. The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go.
Break the silence and BRING the noise. Pots and Pans. Drums and Marching Bands. Come and dance in the streets!
We will bring joyful and insistent noise that Trump and Pence Must Go! We will sound the alarm and break through the silence of normalization. We will march to a beat with determination that this regime will NOT destory humanity and the planet.
Bring your family & bring your friends. We encourage you and your kids to dress up as your favorite superhero, bring your dog in costume. Decorate your stroller with colorful balloons and streamers. Be creative!
Host: Refuse Fascism
9. Saturday, 5:00pm – 7:00pm, November New Moon Ceremony: Defend Mother Earth
11 Spinnaker Way
This will be the 27th Indigenous Women of the Americas Defending Mother Earth Treaty New Moon Ceremony since the signing of the treaty on September 27, 2015.
“We call upon our sisters and their allies around the world to gather together on each new moon to pray for the sacred system of life, guidance and wisdom.” These words come from the historic Indigenous Women of the Americas – Defending Mother Earth Treaty Compact of 2015, which was signed on the day of the fourth Blood Moon, the Harvest Moon and the total eclipse on Sunday, September 27, 2015 on Lenape Territory in New York City.
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
10. Saturday, 5:30pm – 10:00pm, Celebrate the Russian Revolution on its 100th Anniversary; “Down with All Tyrants!”
New Valencia Hall
747 Polk St. (nr. Ellis St.)
Childcare – Call 2 days in advance!
5:30 pm Taste of Russia dinner with vegan options • $10.00-$15.00 donation
7:00pm Program starts, followed by festivities!
Door donation $3.00-$5.00, work exchanges available for students and strikers
Retired children’s librarian, author and researcher on the right of nations to self-determination, and founding member of United Workers Union Independent
Founding member, Communities Against Racism & Fascism (CARF); Marxist scholar; special education teacher; and member, United Educators of San Francisco
11. Saturday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Anti-Fascism: A Discussion with Mark Bray
South Berkeley Senior Center
2939 Ellis St.
$10–$20 to benefit the NLG, no one turned away
Join NLGSF and the John Brown Anti-Klan Committee in a discussion with critically acclaimed author of The Anti-Fascist Handbook, MARK BRAY!
This is the NLG November membership meeting. Come early to VOTE for new officers and board members: 5:30–6:30 PM Snacks and drinks will be provided.
12. Saturday, 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Celebrate the Zapatista Revolution with new film: Zapatista Moon
4799 Shattuck Ave.
The film will be followed by a roundtable discussion with:
* Amira Ali, artist, poet, filmmaker, founding member AfricaSpeak4Africa
* Laura Rivas, activist, member of Chiapas Support Committee
* Elizabeth Saez, Center for Latin American Studies, Stanford University
> $5-15 donation requested; no one turned away for lack of funds.
> Tamales & Aguas Frescas, Zapatista Artesanía & t-Shirts will be available.
A benefit to support educational projects in the autonomous Zapatista communities in Chiapas
Film-showing will be followed by a roundtable of women who will review the film and discuss the dimensions of the struggle for women-based power and leadership of our movements and communities and the struggle to forge new relationships based on gender justice and equity.
Host: Chiapas Support Committee Oakland
Sunday, November 19
13. Sunday, 10:00am – 6:00pm, Howard Zinn Book Fair 2017
Mission Campus – City College of San Francisco
1125 Valencia St. (between 22nd & 23rd Streets)
The campus is fully accessible to people with physical disabilities
$5.00 donation requested – no one turned away
CHILDCARE: We are pleased to provide professional childcare through City College of San Francisco’s Early Childcare Education Program.!The childcare room is easily found in the Courtyard.
The Howard Zinn Book Fair is an annual celebration of People’s History, Past Present and Future. We gather together authors, zinesters, bloggers and publishers for a day of readings, panel discussions and workshops exploring the value of dissident histories towards building a better future. In the spirit of the late historian Howard Zinn we recognize the stories of the ways that everyday people have risen to propose a world beyond empires big and small.
Over 140 Authors, Zinesters, Bloggers and publishers will gather for a jam-packed for a day of close to 60 readings, panel discussions and workshops exploring the value of dissident histories. In the spirit of the late historian Howard Zinn we recognize the stories of the ways that everyday people have risen to propose a world beyond empires big and small. There will also be a big room full of over 75 radical book sellers, publishers and community organizations.
14. Sunday, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, SF Refuse Fascism Potluck Social Gathering
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
2868 Mission St.
We’ve changed the location and plan for Sunday: instead of an organizing meeting, we’re taking the opportunity to have a potluck/picnic… this way we can take the time to talk more deeply, get to know each other… build a community of people — learning from each other — and determined to drive this regime from power, celebrating our diversity and getting to each other.
Invite everyone you can! Bring whatever food you have to share… or just bring yourself!
15. Sunday, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Racial Justice Storytime: Honoring Native American Heritage
1367 Valencia St.
November is Native American Heritage Month and we are celebrating with a racial justice storytime. Joined by Mari Posa (Six Nations Mohawk) and Kanyon Sayers-Roods (Costanoan Ohlone and Chumash), we will be reading contemporary Native American stories, honoring Native American cuisine and art and discussing how we can be allies and decolonize our own thinking.
16. Sunday, 5:00pm – 7:00pm, “A Nation Divided: What Can We Learn From the Nordics?”
City Lights Bookstore
261 Columbus Ave.
Speaker: George Lakey
17. Sunday, 6:00pm – 7:00pm, From SF with Love: A North Bay Relief Concert Series
333 11th Street
All proceeds from this show will go to UndocuFund, to ensure that undocumented families in Sonoma County impaced by the fires will have the support and resources they need to recover and rebuild: http://undocufund.org/
The native San Francisco artist collective, Garden Sessions Presents is coming together with local Bay Area music promoters Seaweed Sway to put on a series of three benefit shows throughout the month of November to provide financial and emotional support to those affected by the North Bay fires.
Rupa & the April Fishes
Down Dirty Shake
Magic In the Other!!!
The profit made by the show on 11/19 is going to be matched by google.
18. Sunday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Liberated Lens Film Night: “National Bird”
4799 Shattuck Ave.
$5 donation requested, no one turned away
“National Bird” follows the dramatic journey of three whistleblowers who are determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial current affairs issues of our time: the secret U.S. drone war. At the center of the film are three U.S. military veterans. Plagued by guilt over participating in the killing of faceless people in foreign countries, they decide to speak out publicly, despite the possible consequences.
Their stories take dramatic turns, leading one of the protagonists to Afghanistan where she learns about a horrendous incident. But her journey also gives hope for peace and redemption. “National Bird” gives rare insight into the U.S. drone program through the eyes of veterans and survivors, connecting their stories as never seen before in a documentary. Its images haunt the audience and bring a faraway issue close to home.
We will be joined afterward for Q&A with producer Ines Hofmann Kanna, and Lisa, one of the film’s subjects.
Monday, November 20
19. Monday, 10:00am – 5:00pm, 48th Anniversary of Alcatraz Occupation
Indians of All Tribes
Limited space – MUST HAVE TICKET: https://www.facebook.com/IndiansofAllTribes/app/1734065270200892/
Join Indians of All Tribes Co-Founder Dr. LaNada War Jack on Alcatraz Island for the 48th Anniversary of the Alcatraz Occupation!
We have limited tickets for each boat leaving from Pier 33 starting at 9 am Please RSVP on the link provided and we will give further instructions and coordination on the ferry.
Opening Ceremony by Ann Marie Sayers of Indian Canyon Nation
Morning Panel “Why We Took The Rock”
Film: End of the Line with Pearl Means www.endofthelinefilm.com
Afternoon Panel “Legacies of the Occupation”
The program will conclude with an honoring Indigenous Women’s Dance Dancing Earth & Eva Lopez Feat Desirae Harp & Kanyon Sayers-Roods
Join Indians of All Tribes Coalition for Part 2 of #IndigenizeTheBay events from Nov 20-23, 2017. We are looking to make this happen in a good way, including this visit to Alcatraz Island on the 20th.
Hosts: Indians of All Tribes and Dancing Earth