A Few Events around Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend (from Adrienne Fong)

Events for Friday – Sunday are grouped together for Oakland & SF.

For Monday, East Bay and San Francisco Events are listed separately.

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

Events Around

Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend

Oakland & San Francisco

Calendar of APTP Events :


Listing of San Francisco Events:


Video for 96 Hours of NonCompliance:


Friday, January 12

Friday, 7:00am – 10:00am, MLK Morning Wake Up Call – Human Billboard (Part of 96Hours to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy)

Rockridge BART

For the 4th year in a row, the Anti Police-Terror Project (APTP) is calling on folks to come out in solidarity over the MLK Day weekend and say no to white supremacy, no to state-sponsored terror, no to development over people, no to misogyny, no to homophobia and transphobia, no to the targeting of immigrants and Muslims. #WeWillNotComply #96Hours

SURJ Bay Area will be kicking off its participation in the #96Hours to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy with a morning rally and human billboard at Rockridge BART.

We’ll be holding up signs and passing out flyers to morning commuters that focus on the theme of the day – state-sponsored violence – by highlighting alternatives to calling police, including BART police, as well as looking at their role in upholding white supremacy.

We’ll be inviting people to come out for the 4th Annual March to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy on Monday, January 15th.

Host: SURJ Oakland Bay Area

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1966937196899458/ 

Friday, 4:00pm – 6:30pm, Rally to End State-Sanctioned Sexual Violence (Part of 96Hours to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy)

Latham Square Plaza
1615 Broadway


With a racist, misogynist, transmisist, rapist as potus; with sexual misconduct scandals rocking our civic institutions; and with Tarana Burke’s #MeToo hashtag gone viral, as movie stars wear black to symbolize that #TimesUp on sexual assault, the scourges of rape culture and abuse of power are at the forefront.

And inseparable from the sexual violence in our culture are the racial, social, economic, and spiritual injustices that intersect and make such abuses even more challenging for those who suffer them…

What this **Rally to End State-Sanctioned Sexual Violence!** is about is that most awful and egregious intersection of all: sexual abuse of our most vulnerable communities at the hands of the state.

Please come out and take a stand to #EndStateSanctionedSexualViolence!

In Affiliation with #96Hours of #Noncompliance to #ReclaimML

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/307477996429256/

Friday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, DefendDurham Projection and Noise Demo  96Hours / Reclaim MLK (Part of 96Hours to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy) 

SF Federal Building
7th Street & Mission

#DefendDurham #96Hours #NonCompliance #ReclaimMLK

Join in solidarity with the 8 Durham comrades, whose trial starts 1/11 on multiple felony charges and their call for national days of action. Also join in solidarity with the Anti Police-Terror Project and their call for 96 Hours of action to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy.

Resistance SF is going to do projections on the SF Federal Building. Join us and bring your signs, voices, instruments and other noise making stuff.

On Aug. 14, Takiyah Thompson climbed a confederate monument and invited Durham to choose what side we’d be on: the side of freedom and liberation or the side of white supremacy and oppression. Durham chose freedom and liberation and pulled down the racist confederate monument that has been terrorizing Black and Brown people

Since then, Takiyah and several others have been fighting felony and misdemeanor charges connected to the statue toppling.

Host: Workers World Party & Resistance SF

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/201624807053286/ 

Friday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Film Screening “A Case for Reasonable Doubt” 

Omni Commons
4799 Shattuck Ave.

This is a John Edginton documentary film about the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal, one of the United States’ foremost political prisoners who is recognized internationally as
a voice for the oppressed.

Over the years labor unions have protested and held work stoppages to free Mumia. This case embodies the issues against which National Football League players, athletes from a number of other sports and Black Lives Matter are protesting.

Although Mumia has been wrongfully imprisoned for 36 years, much too long for an innocent man, a recent Supreme Court ruling, Williams v Pennsylvania, has opened a possible path to his freedom. We cannot depend on the capitalist courts to do the right thing. Mass mobilizations are required.

On two different occasions, mass pressure, both national and international, saved Mumia’s life after the Pennsylvania governor had signed his death warrant. Mass pressure eventually caused an appeals court to set aside Mumia’s death sentence and change it to life without parole. Most recently mass pressure helped to force prison officials to provide life-saving Hepatitis-C medication to Mumia and potentially all other prisoners who need the medication.

After the showing of the film there will be full discussion and sharing of ideas

Host: Labor Action Committee to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal

Info: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=spokescalendar2018@gmail.com 

Saturday, January 13

Saturday, 9:30am – 5:00pm, MLK Day of Revelations

De Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.

Free – Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mlk-day-of-revelations-tickets-41551282003?aff=efbevent

Pick up your free ticket from the Admissions desk on the day of the event (one per person).

The NorcalMLK Foundation and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are proud to present Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Revelations. Enjoy free admission to the exhibition ‘Revelations: Art from the African American South’ and the de Young permanent collection galleries, along with programming and activities that celebrate the themes in the exhibition and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Though not required, we encourage everyone to RSVP. )

See schedule for, lectures, music, film. art / info: https://www.facebook.com/events/317600475401633/ 

Sunday, January 14 

Sunday, 11:00am – 12Noon, MLK WKnd Protest at Richmond County Jail / ICE Detention (Part of 96Hours to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy)

West County Detention Facility
5555 Giant Highway

Accessibility: site with parking, plus bathrooms right inside in the visitors waiting room.

Sunday 1/14 is the day before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day—join the Let Our People Go community circle as we make noise in solidarity with those locked inside West County Detention, which doubles as Contra Costa’s jail and the Bay Area’s ICE detention center. As MLK wrote from the Birmingham Jail in 1963, “We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.” Join us in demonstrating against how cash bail, racist policing, and cruel and unusual detention are devastating families in our community.

• Sandra Johnson, member of All of Us or None and policy fellow at Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
• Robert Paige, Californians for Justice
• The Choral Majority
• and members of Kehilla Community Synagogue
Bring your noisemakers, signs, friends, family, and neighbors!

This is a youth-and-elder-friendly action that opposes the immorality of detentions/deportations and mass incarceration with activist debriefs, music, art, stories, poetry, interactive small groups, and representation from various faith communities and faithless humanists. 

Host: Choral Majority & 3 Others

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/322879488195375/ 

Sunday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, Reclaiming MLK’s Legacy of Militant Internationalism (Part of 96Hours to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy) 

Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California
1433 Madison

Join Third World Resistance for a teach-in on Martin Luther King’s resistance to racism, war, and capitalism. This will also be an art build to prepare for the 4th Annual March to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy on Monday, January 15th. This event will be held at the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California, in the Cafe space.

APTP’s 4th Annual March to Reclaim King’s Legacy: https://www.facebook.com/events/1753494438292045/

Third World Resistance: http://thirdworldresistance.org/

Host: AROC (Arab Resource & Organizing Center

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2046579868691008/    

Sunday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Martin Luther King Jr. Day Prayer at the West Berkeley Shellmound (Part of 96Hours to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy) 

1900 4th Street

Join us to show that the sacred is not for sale.

Ohlone leaders alongside thousands of others have been fighting to save the West Berkeley Shellmound, a burial ground older than the pyramids. Developers want to develop this plot of land into more condos, but three Ohlone leaders have consulted with their families, representing hundreds of family members, and all unanimously oppose the development.

It’s time to ramp up this campaign to demand that the developers to drop their development plans and start the process for the land to be returned to Ohlone stewardship.

This event is part of the 96 hours call to action for Martin Luther King Jr Birthday. Join us for music, prayer, and an art installation showing the entire area of the shellmound.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/269512836912172/

Monday, January 15

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day 

East Bay

Monday, 9:00am – 11:00am, 4th Annual Reclaim MLK Teach-in

Lincoln Square Park
261 11th Street

Join us for the 4th annual #ReclaimMLK Teach-In with the Young Activists for Black Lives Coalition!

This Year’s Theme:

-From “A is for Activist” (2012) by innosanto Nagara

This Teach-In will be led by Youth and Youth workers for young activist 2-12+ yeas old and their adult allies. This will be a wonderful opportunity for families to honor the histories of Black and Indigenous resistance and #NonCompliance against state-sponsored violence.

The morning will include activity stations, music featuring the Alphabet Rockers & BoomShake, movement and art making for the march. We will explore the #96HoursofAction themes of:

1) Resistance against state-sponsored violence
2) Housing for All 
3) Indigenous and International Solidarity
4) Oakland’s history of resistance 

Following the Teach-In, we encourage everyone to join our young activist march to Oscar Grant Plaza, where we will join the rally and larger APTP March #ReclaimKingsRadicalLegacy through Oakland

Host: Abundant Beginnings and Alphabet Rockers

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1934509126876409/

Monday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, 4th Annual March to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy 

Meet at:

Oscar Grant Plaza
14th & Broadway (nr. 12th Street BART)J

Family friendly

Join us for the Fourth Annual March to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy….A mass mobilization. We ask everyone to come together for the Reclaiming King’s Radical Legacy March through the streets of Oakland. It’s the culmination of our #96Hoursof Direct Action.

This year’s theme is #NonCompliance with the Trump/Schaaf regimes’ corporate agenda 

Host: Anti Police-Terror Project

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1753494438292045/

San Francisco

Site for other listings: http://www.sfmlkday.org/

Most events are free unless stated 

Monday, 8:30am – 11:30am, Caltrain NorCalMLK  Celebration Train

Stops in San Jose, Palo Alto, & San Mateo

Take the Caltrain NorcalMLK Celebration Train to the MLK2018 celebration events in San Francisco

FREE – must register to get ticket! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-caltrain-norcalmlk-celebration-train-registration-39633205986

Reserve your complimentary commemorative tickets for departure from one of the above stations today, and pick up your tickets at your point of departure on Monday, January 15, one hour before travel.

This free commemorative service is a program of the Northern California Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Foundation, in partnership with Caltrain, and it signals the region’s dedication to continue the service begun by the late Coretta Scott King.

The Caltrain NorcalMLK Celebration Train will depart from San Jose’s Diridon Station at 9:45am (65 Cahill St., San Jose 95110), making stops at Palo Alto Station at 10:05am (95 University Ave., Palo Alto 94301) and the San Mateo Station at 10:22am (385 First Ave., San Mateo 94401) before heading in to San Francisco. Once there, celebrants will be able to immediately take part in the MLK2018 March/Parade or head directly to Yerba Buena Gardens to take part in a full day of festivities. For more information about the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, visit sfmlkday.org. All of the day’s events are free and open to the public. 

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/988500021288412/ 

Monday, 11:00am, March / Parade  “The Urgency of Now”

Meet at: 

Caltrain Station
4th Street & King St.

1.5 mile march

Arrive early.

Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. join thousands in honoring the 1965 Selma to Montgomery, Alabama marches at the MLK2018 commemorative march/parade from San Francisco’s Caltrain Station to Yerba Buena Gardens.

The 1.5 mile journey crosses the Lefty O’Doul Bridge and stops at Willie Mays Plaza at AT&T Park to commemorate the crossing of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, a symbol of violence and victory in the civil rights movement. On arriving at Yerba Buena Gardens an interfaith commemoration will commemorate Dr. King.

For SF listing of events from the faith community, arts, music see: http://www.sfmlkday.org/

Monday, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Yemanga screening-San Fran Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrations 

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission St.

Film will screen in San Francisco during special events for Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations on January 15, 2018. Dr. Rachel Elizabeth Harding will speak in a post-screening conversation. Organized and sponsored by Northern California MKLJr Foundation.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/158262438139158/     

Monday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, 21st Annual Bringing the Noise for Dr. King 

Nourse Theater
275 Hayes St.

$5 Youth (24 and Under) | $10 Adult
Buy Tickets: www.youthspeaks.org/mlk

“This year’s Bringing the Noise is like no Bringing the Noise before. It is a poetic response to this moment. Now. In this world and in this body. We bring the noise for black women and women of color, who lead movements for justice but whose contributions are rarely acknowledged. When white nationalists would rather our stories erased, we draw wisdom from Dr. King and affirm we are tied in a single garment of destiny. This noise is a praise song. This noise a clap back.” Youth Speaks alumna, Tassiana Willis

Host: Youth Speaks

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/120680312054450/

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