Updates ~ Announcements – Saturday, Jan. 13 – Tuesday, Jan. 16 (from Adrienne Fong)

Announcements do NOT include MLK events that were sent out Jan. 11th.

ACCESSIBILITY: Please include Accessibility Information on Events! This is a JUSTICE issue

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


A. Planning Commission rejects condo application after 100-year-old was evicted (Jan. 11, 2018)


B. California lawmakers kill rent control bill. The battle could be headed to voters. (January 11, 2018)


C. Trump Alarms Lawmakers With Disparaging Words for Haiti and Africa (January 11, 2018)


D. SFPD aims to fix body-worn camera policy issue that threatens integrity of police shooting probes (January 12, 2018)


E. Missle threat for Hawaii a false alarm (January 13, 2018)



Saturday, Jan. 13 – Tuesday, Jan.16

Saturday, January 13

1. Saturday, 9:00am – 3:00pm, Saturday Brunch with AROC (Every Sat. in Jan.)

3301 E. 12th Street, Ste. 133

In January, 5% of all Saturday brunch proceeds at Reem’s will be donated to the Arab Resource & Organizing Center!

Join AROC at Reem’s on Saturdays and support local Arab organizing!

AROC is a local grasssroots organization that builds power in the Arab and Muslim community through immigration services, organizing and mobilizing against racism, war, repression and Zionism.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/382973175459378/?event_time_id=382973188792710 

2. Saturday, 11:00am – 3:30pm, 4th Annual Voices for the Voiceless – Rally & March 

Fruitvale Public Market
Area/Avenida is between 3340 E. 12th street/International

Please join US as we publicly stand against Human Trafficking, sexual exploitation and address this horrific violation that is affecting our communities locally and nationally.

As Survivors-Thrivers and Allies, we stand together in this fight; we rise up for those who are still trapped and fighting for freedom. Human Trafficking is everybody’s problem, it affects US ALL on some level and we must end this.

Host: Shade Movement Inc.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1744055929237589/?active_tab=about 

Sunday, January 14

3. Sunday, 11:00am – 2:00pm, Indigenous Oakland Solidarity: Sign Making Party for Sogorea Te Land Trust

3479 Davis St.

Sogorea Te Land Trust is repatriating a piece of land in East Oakland for ceremony and indigenous teachings.

Your invited to a sign making party in preparation for their inaugural march!
There will be poster board and paints, stencils, snacks, etc. but please feel free to bring more supplies.

For more info on the march: https://www.facebook.com/events/1975830039296565/

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2122913591270242/

4. Sunday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, Bystander Intervention Training ISEB 

Islamic Society of East Bay Jamia Masjid
33330 Peace Terrace

What would you do if you witnessed a hate crime or incident?

Please join Islamic Society Of East Bay – Jamia Masjid and CAIR – San Francisco Bay Area Bystander Intervention Training. In this training, you will learn how to step in when you see a hate incident and deescalate the situation. You will be given the tools and strategies to safely intervene and report biased attacks.

Hosts: Islamic Society Of East Bay and CAIR

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/203843843506140/

5. Sunday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Defend TPS! Rally for Salvadorans & Central Americans! 

Oscar Grant Plaza (Frank Ogawa Plz)
1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, #299

Join AF3IRM SF Bay Area to #defendTPS and stand in solidarity with all Salvadoran and Central American survivors of U.S. imperialism. We are outraged by the repeal of Temporary Protective Status for 200,000+ Salvadorans and condemn this administration for continuing to perpetuate violence against transnational people of color. We have not forgotten that the U.S. funded, armed, and trained the death squads that massacred thousands of Salvadoran people during the 12-year civil war. We will not allow the government to deny the blood on their hands in creating the gang violence and femicide that our Central American hermanxs flee. We will protect our Central American communities by any means necessary!

Bring your signs, bull horns, and voices to show our Central American community and the world that we will not be silenced! #enddeportations #defendTPS #niunamas

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/845911142255441/ 

Monday, January 15

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Day! 

6. Monday, 6:45pm – 9:00pm, OccupyForum, Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees (film)

Local 2
215 Golden Gate Ave. (nr. Civic Center BART)

Visionary scientist, conservationist and author, Diana Beresford-Kroeger takes us on a journey to the ancient forests of the northern hemisphere, revealing the profound connection that exists between trees and human life and the vital ways that trees sustain all life on the planet. From the sacred sugi and cedar forests of Japan, the ancient Raheen Wood of Ireland, the walnut and redwood trees of America, to the great boreal forest of Canada, Beresford-Kroeger takes us behind the history and legacy of these ancient forests and explains the science of trees and the irreplaceable roles they play in protecting and feeding the planet.

Interviewed are some of the world’s foremost experts in reforestation: Dr. Akira Miyawaki, a worldwide specialist in the restoration of natural forest systems on degraded land; Dr. Bill Libby, a pioneer in the field of forest tree genetics; Andrew St. Ledger, founder of The Woodland League in Ireland. We are introduced to the Anishinaabe people of Pimachiowin Aki (Canada) who are saving 33,400 square kilometers of boreal forest.

Tuesday, January 16 

7. Tuesday, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, Transportation GentriFukaton of Oakland – Press Conference / Rally

Frank Ogawa Plaza (nr. 12th Street BART)

Transportation Gentrification
The Release of the youth and family “WeSearch” Study on the impact of the BRT project on working class/poor people of color neighborhoods by transportation agencies and legislators.

While AC transit and other transportation agencies receive and squander HUGE payments from State and Federal Transportation Agencies to build new transportation projects they launch yet another form of displacement and removal which has the impact of displacing working class and unhoused Oakland residents out of Oakland.

At this press conference poor, unhoused and working class Youth and families residents of East Oakland will release their extensive “WeSearch” (Poor people-led research coined by POOR Magazine) on the funding sources, cover-up and gentriFUkation plans of this new Transportation Gentrification hitting Deep East Oakland.

In addition to covering up the backroom deals made with AC Transit – the City and County denied access to documents requested by youth skolaz at Deecolonize Academy who filed over 14 Freedom of Information Act Requests from the city.

At this press conference and rally which will also visit AC Transit offices, working class and homeless residents will be making a formal demand to the legislators, the Mayor and AC transit to pay into a Community Reparations Fund to keep Oakland residents in Oakland while they try to build transportation lines about us without us. 

Hosts: Co-sponsored by POOR Magazine/ Kiss My Black Arts/ Krip Hop Nation World-Wide- – (community members pls contact us if you would like to co-sponsor this action)

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/900195253471997/ 

8. Tuesday, 5:30pm – 9:30pm, Deport ICE: The Resolution To End All Cooperation – Final Vote! 

Oakland City Hall

Five months after the Oakland Police Department provided traffic assistance to Homeland Security Investigations/ICE in a West Oakland raid,. Oakland’sCity Council will debate a resolution sent unanimously from the Public Safety committee to end all Oakland Police Department cooperation with ICE and clarify the city’s sanctuary policy.

Host: The Day We Fight Back & 5 Other groups

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1057367627736511/?active_tab=about

9. Tuesday, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, January Mail Night 

Movement Strategy Center
436 14th Street, Ste. 500

Initiate Justice continues to get mail from our incarcerated members and organizers! Help us read and respond to their letters, so everyone on the inside can stay updated on policies that affect their lives!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2049374481959314/

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