Updates ~ Announcements for Monday 12/4 – Thursday 12/7 (from Adrienne Fong)

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A. Planning Commissioners green-light one SF housing proposal, hold off on another (December 1, 2017)


B. Trump aide Flynn pleads guilty to lying about effort to help Israel (December 1, 2017)



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Monday, Dec. 4 – Thursday, Dec 7

Monday December 4

1.  Monday, 11:30am – 1:00pm, Free Whistleblower Reality Winner

Oakland Federal Building
1411 Clay St.

Leafleting & Banner at Oakland Federal Building

Join us to support jailed whistleblower Reality Leigh Winner on her 26th birthday. Reality is being held without bail for helping expose Russian hacking efforts leading up to the 2016 US election. Having been charged under the Espionage Act for sending a classified NSA document to the media, she faces 10 years in prison. Reality is the first victim of the Trump Administration’s “war on leakers.”

Reality Winner has been an outspoken critic of Trump and a staunch advocate of social justice causes, including Standing Rock, animal rights, climate science, Black Lives Matter, whistleblowers and free speech. And now the views she’s shared on social media are being used as evidence against her in a truly Orwellian trial.

Reality is charged with printing the secret document the day Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. The day after Trump told Russian officials that he fired “nut job” Comey to ease pressure from a Russiagate investigation, Reality allegedly sent the document to the media.

Host: Stand With Reality Winner

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/150491422377166/ 

2.  Monday 12 Noon – 1:00pm, Beat back this Trump attack

555 California St.

**Meet at the corner of California & Kearny – underneath the flag poles.**

RSVP HERE: https://actionnetwork.org/events/beat-back-this-trump-attack

On Monday Trump is set to announce a reduction of Bears Ears by 85% and Grand Staircase Escalante by half. ​
Trump is seizing our lands for private profit. But our public lands belong to everyone.

Join us to rally in front of a property he co-owns at 555 California. We join actions nationwide demonstrating broad public opposition, and since Trump treats our public lands like his personal property, we’re meeting in front of his.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/401004887000687/

3.  Monday, 12Noon – 2:00pm, Rally for CLEAN Dream (Repeal DACA)

SF Federal Building
Nancy Pelosi’s office, Ste. 2-600
90 7th Street

We are taking the fight for a CLEAN Dream to the doorstep of REPRESENTATIVE Nancy Pelosi. Events are scheduled nationally for Dec. 4 & 5.

Host: #OurDream Campaign

Info: https://actionnetwork.org/event_campaigns/our-dream-event?source=ds&link_id=1&can_id=4d8abb95a7895a1648b41bfa1ad2bb3b&email_referrer=email_270652&email_subject=urgent-find-your-sit-in-on-monday-or-tuesday

4.  Monday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, Stop the Trump Tax Heist 

50 United Nations Plaza

Join Indivisible East Bay, Indivisible Sonoma County, and Indivisible Sausalito at lunchtime for a RESISTANCE ACTION against this TAX HEIST

RSVP: http://act.indivisible.org/event/attend-local-actions/7476

We will MAKE SOME NOISE, sharing our stories about how this scam will hurt working- and middle-class families, women, students, teachers, seniors, fire victims, homeowners, and people who need healthcare (AKA humans) – all to give millions away to the wealthy corporations, millionaires, and billionaires.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/486266861753197 

5.  Monday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, Resist: Documenting the Undocumented 

San Francisco State University
Jack Adams Hall
1600 Holloway

The Dream Resource Center will be premiering Dr. Oscar Guerra’s (Dr. G), BECA professor, film Resist: Documenting the Undocumented. This documentary seeks to re frame the distorted Mexican immigrant image created by the mainstream media

Host: SF State UndocuGators

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/469367820124266/

6.  Monday, 5:00pm – 7:00pm, Forum on Charters, Privatization, and School Bankruptcies

UC Berkeley Student Workers Union UAW 2865
2030 Addison St., Ste. 640A

Charters are proliferating throughout California and the US. They are pushed by billionaires like the Bill Gates and his foundation, The Walton Family Foundation owned by the family that owns Walmart, The KIPP Foundation owned by the Fisher family which own the GAP corporation, the A’s and runs Rocketship Schools, The California Charters School Association CCSA which Netflix owner Reed Hastings runs, Facebook owner Zuckerberg’s Foundation which is setting up charters schools in the bay area and nationally.

These billionaires helped pass California charters school laws in 1992 and Prop 39 which forces public schools to co-locate breaking up public schools and relieves them of the Field Act to protect school kids health and safety.
Now LAUSD and OUSD may go bankrupt because billions of dollars (5) are being siphoned off from the public school systems 

These same profiteers are privatizing community colleges at CCSF and Laney where John L. Fisher owner of the A’s and the Gap who also runs KIPP want to take Laney land for his ball park and corporate land development plans.

Initial List of Speakers:
Kristyn Jones, UTR elected rep to NEA convention
Steve White, Teacher
Carlos Taboada, Retired UTR Teacher
Kimberly King, Peralta Federation of Teachers Executive Board Member and Laney Professor or a representative from Local

Host: Labor Rising

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1572024002853369/

7. Monday, 6:30pm – 8:00pm, Sacred Cocktails: Homelessness 

3600 16th Street (@Market)

Join us for a conversation about homelessness and learn about the Gubbio Project and Jazzie’s Place, the first LGBTQ Shelter in the country!

Please bring some clean white socks, warm hats, scarves, or gloves to be given out at our Queer Christmas Eve Interfaith Service in the Castro.
Toiletry items for making hygiene kits will also be accepted!

Host: Sacred Cocktails

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/203298996880102/

8.  Monday, 6:30pm – 8:00pm, Janet Napolitano and Erwin Chemerinsky: Free Speech on Campus

Commonwealth Club of California
110 The Embarcadero

Tickets: $10 – $45


Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law, UC Berkeley School of Law, Boalt Hall; Co-Author, “Free Speech on Campus”
In Conversation with Janet Napolitano, President, University of California; Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security; Former Governor of Arizona

This program is part of the Ethics and Accountability series, underwritten by the Charles Travers Family.

It seems hardly a week goes by without another controversy over free speech on college campuses. On one side, there are increased demands to censor hateful, disrespectful and bullying expression and to ensure an inclusive and nondiscriminatory learning environment. On the other side, traditional free speech advocates charge that recent demands for censorship coddle students and threaten free inquiry. In his new book, Free Speech on Campus, Dean Erwin Chemerinsky argues that campuses must provide supportive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body but can never restrict the expression of ideas. Come for a spirited conversation about what constitutes free speech on campus and the implications for society at large.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/133163504110986/

Tuesday, December 5 

9. Tuesday, 9:30am – 1:00pm, Stop Urban Shield – Alameda County Board of Sups Meeting

Administrative Building, Board Chambers
1221 Oak Street, 5th Floor, Room 512

The Alameda sheriff is  basically requesting to interrogate people for the FBI and share information with them.


Please come out to speak against this. 

10.  Tuesday, 11:30pm – 1:00pm, Action/Rally to #Repeal/CoastalHawkins! Real Rent Control NOW!

11:30am – Meet at front steps of City Hall

11:45am – Leaving for nearby location

Follow on Twitter @stopsfevictions for location updates.)

Tenants are taking action to demand an end to the evictions and rent gouging that are destroying their health, livelihoods and futures. Join them in the fight to close the loopholes in our rent-control laws that leave them unprotected or that incentivize speculators to force out long-time tenants in order to jack up prices to luxury/market rates. Our seniors, families, workers, children, disabled folks and vulnerable residents can’t wait any longer while greedy speclator landlords profit off their displacement.

*Costa Hawkins is the main state law that incentivizes landlords to harass and push out long-time tenants to spike the rents to rates most of us can’t afford.

This law legalizes a landlord’s ability to raise rents on vacant units…that is, when someone moves out, the landlord can jack up the rent, and when a master tenant moves out, subtenants are left unprotected. It also restricts rent controlled units in SF to units that were built on or before 1979 and does not allow for rent control on single family homes or condos

Host: San Francisco Anti-Displacement Coalition

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/130208547659030/  

11. Tuesday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, #CleanDreamAct #NoTaxScam #OpenInternet #Sit-In

McKesson Plaza above Montgomery BART Station•
1 Post St., McKesson Bldg

We are taking the fight for a CLEAN Dream to the doorstep of US Senator Dianne Feinstein. It doesn’t matter if you have zero experience advocating for immigration reform, and it doesn’t matter if have never been a part of a political movement.

Info/RSVP: https://actionnetwork.org/event_campaigns/our-dream-event?source=ds&link_id=1&can_id=4d8abb95a7895a1648b41bfa1ad2bb3b&email_referrer=email_270652&email_subject=urgent-find-your-sit-in-on-monday-or-tuesday

12. Tuesday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Deport ICE: The Resolution to End Cooperation with ICE

Oakland City Hall
1 Frank H. Ogawa Plz., Hearing Room 1

Oakland’s Public Safety Committee will debate a resolution from Desley Brooks and Rebecca Kaplan to end all Oakland Police Department cooperation with ICE, after assistance in an August 16 raid violated the city’s sanctuary policy.

On August 16, HSI/ICE conducted an AM raid on the 700th block of 27th Street in West Oakland with OPD assistance. The raid was advertised (erroneously) as a search warrant for the sexual trafficking of juveniles, biut there were no actual allegations of sexual abuse, no juveniles were removed from the home and the solitary arrest was for being undocumented. 

Hosts: The Day We Fight Back, California Sanctuary Campaign, Restore the Fourth SF Bay Area, StopWatching.us, Wellstone Democratic Club, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Law Caucus, Media Alliance

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/758631214332796/ 

13. Tuesday, 6:30pm – 9:00pm, Know Your Options Workshop: Opiate Overdose First Response

2313 San Pablo Ave. (23rd & San Pablo)


Because policing fails to meet people’s needs, and puts people in danger of arrest, imprisonment, and/or even death, we must eliminate connections between policing and healthcare.

Critical Resistance Oakland and The Oakland Power Projects present: The “Know Your Options: Opiate Overdose First Response” workshop

This workshop is designed to increase people’s understanding of how policing, incarceration and gentrification drive health inequalities manifest as chronic illnesses and to empower folks who live with them to access the care they need with minimal contact with law enforcement. The workshop ends with the problem of substance use and specific training on responding to and reversing drug overdoses.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1348388151950094/

Wednesday, December 6

14. Wednesday, 9:00am – 11:00am, U.N. Rapporteur On Extreme Poverty & Human Rights Bay Area Forum

150 Golden Gate Ave.

The Western Regional Advocacy Project, Coalition on Homelessness San Francisco, St. Anthony’s Foundation and St Mary’s Center will be hosting a Bay Area Community Forum to give the UN our take on the state of poverty in the Bay Area and beyond; how our civil rights protections are violated and neglected due to extreme poverty, and most important; how we have come together to fight back!

Host: WRAP, Coalition on Homelessness, SF St. Mary’s Center & SF St. Anthony’s Foundation

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/313039072514556/ 

15. 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 weekly either on  local, national and global issues

All are welcomed.

Fliers are provided.

16. Wednesday, 5:30pm – 8:30pm, International Migrant’s Day 2017

Women’s Building
3543 18th Street

Join SFILEN, our freinds, members, clients, family and more to celebrate International Migrant’s Day. A day of celebrating our diverse cultures, sharing food, and building community!
We will have music, food, activities, and a special treat!

Host: San Francisco Immigrant Legal and Education Network

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/249830555544242/

17. Wednesday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Single-Payer Organizing Training 

California Nurses Association
155 Grand Ave.

Our canvass “rap” trainings have been successful in providing the skills our organizers need to hit the streets and start canvassing. We’ll hold an expanded version of these basic skills-building workshops that will include not just the training on how to canvass but political education focused on the organizing work we do as a chapter.

RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScUknh8FObzFLysxkfGfYZ3i43rjhHRZJM-BwU2F_l-GcJInA/viewform

Host: East Bay Democratic Socialist

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/381507158973121/

18. Wednesday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Book Launch: Fingerprints of a Hunger Strike 

Green Arcade Books Ideas Goods
1680 Market St.

Frisco Body, Frisco Soul! Join Author Tony Robles and friends for the book launch of his latest poetry/short story collection, “Fingerprints of a Hunger Strike”. This latest collection honors the sounds, life, heart, blood and skin of Frisco. The book honors the Frisco five, whose fight for justice against police killings rages on. It honors the Frisco that is fighting for survival. Joining Tony will be Equipto, Poet Jackie Ramos, the Kasamas, Ben Bac Sierra and Tiny from POOR Magazine.

Host: Tony Robles

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/181958529024868/

19. Wednesday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, On Being American: A Conversation with Khizr Khan

Glide Memorial Church
330 Ellis St. (Use Taylor St. entrance)

Tickets – $20-$40


Last July, #KhizrKhan captivated the nation with his speech at the Democratic National Convention in which he criticized Donald Trump for his stance against #immigrants and #Muslims.

He spoke as the father of a Muslim US soldier killed in combat about what it means to dedicate your life to the promise of the#Americandream, inspiring a renewed #patriotism and pride in the hearts of many Americans.

In his memoir, An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice, he tells the story of his family’s pursuit of the American dream and why—especially in these tumultuous times—we must not be afraid to step forward for what we believe in when it matters most.

Host: CIIS Public Programs and Performances and GLIDE Center for Social Justice

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1315393388578921/

Thursday, December 7 

20. Thursday, 5:00pm, Verizon Protest – Save Net Neutrality– San Francisco

Verizon: Market Street
768 Market St.

The new chairman of the FCC was a top guy at Verizon, and he just called a vote to kill net neutrality. On December 7, one week before the vote, we’ll protest at retail stores across the U.S. and demand that Congress stop Verizon’s FCC from destroying the Internet as we know it.

Info: https://act.demandprogress.org/event/team-internet/1374 

21. Thursday, 6:00pm, Thursday Serving

BART Plaza
16th & Mission St.

We will serve free hot food in the 16th & Mission BART plaza at 6pm until the food runs out.

3:00pm Food Prep Help:

3030B 16th St, or talk to us at the serving, if you’d like to help us cook, serve, or clean up.

Host: Food Not Bombs

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/152402445380927/

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Bay Area

~ March Against Slavery in Libya~

Saturday, December 16, 2017

12 Noon – 4:00pm

More info in the next few days, event is being coordinated by Lucy.

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