Listed are some important events. I’m NOT back yet.
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. 20,000 Israelis Protest Deportation of African Asylum Seekers (Feb. 24, 2018)
B. Oakland Mayor Mayor Libby Schaaf warns residents of possible ICE raids (Feb. 24, 2018)
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· Do NOT open your door. ICE can’t come into your home unless they have a signed search warrant or you let them in. If officers are at your door, ask them to pass the warrant under the door before you open it. An arrest warrant (or an administrative warrant of removal) is not enough to come inside you home. If ICE officers want to enter your home, they must have a valid judicial search warrant that says the officers have a right to enter or search that particular address or areas specified. If the agents don’t speak your language, ask for an interpreter.
· Check out the warrant. Look at the top and at the signature line to see if it was issued by a court and signed by a judge. Only a court/judge warrant grants ICE permission to enter your premises. One issued by DHS or ICE and signed by a DHS or ICE employee does not.
In case of rumored ICE raids in Oakland
ACILEP (Alameda County Immigration Legal and Education Partnership) dispatchers and lawyers are standing by. Please ensure that at-risk friends, families and congregations have the
ACILEP hotline phone number 510-241-4011.
Please also standby if a public rapid response needs to be activated as well.
We respond with knowledge, protection and solidarity – not panic.
Resources: Northern California Immigration Raid Rapid Response hotline numbers & Immigrant Defense Network
UPDATED: January 2018
Northern California Local Rapid Response Hotlines
The following are hotline numbers for local rapid response networks. These numbers are meant for EMERGENCIES ONLY to report ICE activity and enforcement actions.
· Alameda County Immigration Legal and Education Partnership (ACILEP)
Region covered: Alameda County (510) 241-4011
· San Francisco Rapid Response Network
Region covered: San Francisco City (415) 200-1548
· Santa Clara County Rapid Response Network
Region covered: Santa Clara County (408) 290-1144
· Monterey County Rapid Response Network
Region covered: Monterey County (831) 643-5225
· Santa Cruz County Rapid Response (YARR)
Region covered: San Cruz County (831) 239-4289
· Marin Rapid Response Network
Region covered: Marin County (415) 991-4545
· North Bay Rapid Response Network
Region covered: Sonoma & Napa Counties (707) 800-4544
· San Mateo Rapid Response Network
Region covered: San Mateo County (203) 666-4472
· Central Valley Rapid Response Network
Region covered: Fresno County San Joaquin, Merced, and Kern Counties (559) 206-0151
· Sacramento Rapid Response
Region covered: Sacramento County (916) 245-6773
· Humboldt Rapid Response (True North)
Region covered Humboldt County 707-282-5226
· Services, Immigration Rights and Education Network (SIREN) Rapid Response Text Platform
Region covered: Northern & Central California
Community members: (201) 468-6088
Allies: (918) 609-4480
· If law enforcement enters your home without consent or a warrant or is threatening or abusive, contact the ACLU of Northern California.
What are your rights if Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) comes to your home?
Know Your Rights Cards from the Immigration Legal Resource Center
Know Your Rights from the ACLU
Know Your Rights from the Immigrant Defense Project
5 Ways to Fight ICE Raids with Power, Not Panic from California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance
California TRUST Act from ICE out of California
TWO ACTION ALERTS
1. Letter / Petition to SF Mayor Mark Farrell regarding contract negotiations between San Francisco and the SF Police Officers Association
An invitation to YOU to sign on to a letter to Mayor Mark Farrell regarding ongoing contract negotiations between the City of San Francisco and the San Francisco Police Officers Association (POA). Letter: the petition.Please also see item # 10. #NoJusticeNoDeal
2. Stop Tar Sands and Support Indigenous Rights (from 359.org)
Three days ago, Minnesota officials voted to move ahead with their decision on the Line 3 pipeline without assessing the Indigenous lands and sacred sites that would be impacted. But there’s still one more chance for them to reassess.
Line 3 is one of three proposed major tar sands pipelines that, if built, would violate Indigenous rights and send our climate past a tipping point. We need to stop these pipelines and keep climate-killing tar sands in the ground. Click here to submit a prepared letter / petition that you can modify:
Speak out against the Line 3 pipeline – submit a public comment to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission urging them to reject this project before the period closes this Tuesday, February 27th.
Monday, Feb. 26 – Thursday, March 1
Monday, February 26
1. Monday, 8:30am – Free Fernando: Pack the Court
630 Sansome St.
Fernando, loving husband and father of 3, will have his court hearing. The Carrillo family would appreciate any community support to show up with them on this important day. Join them to stand in solidarity with the Carrillo family to #FreeFernando.
Fernando was arrested and detained after dropping off his four-year-old daughter at a San Jose daycare on October 11, 2017. Even though Fernando’s Detention Officer and the Officer’s supervisor recommended that Fernando be released, based on the reference letters and other documentation that was requested, David Jennings, the Field Director of the the ICE office in San Francisco, denied Fernando’s bond. Now the Carillo family is left to bear the emotional and financial burden of this decision.
Hosts: Free Fernando and Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity
2. Monday, 9:00am – 4:00pm, Eviction Trial Support for Anti Frances
Superior Court of California County of Alameda
24405 Amador St
This event is at the Hayward Hall of Justice, which is 1.2 miles from Hayward Bart
WEAR BLUE to show Aunti Frances your support.
Come out to Hayward to support Aunti Frances as she begins her EVICTION TRIAL against this unjust loophole eviction!
On 2/21 Aunti Frances went to her first settlement hearing, and the Morphys (her landlords) failed to give her a fair or just settlement offer. Now the eviction jury trial is starting.
NOTE: this is a court proceeding, not a demonstration. Come prepared to sit in silence for extended periods of time. Please abide by all court rules and do not attempt to interact with the jury, witnesses, or any party to the case.
For any questions, please contact email@example.com
Host: Self Help Hunger Program
3. Monday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, We Rise Rally and Action
SF City Hall
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Place
The right to organize is one of the most basic rights of working people. Don’t let them take that away from us. This country needs to hear our voices now more than ever.
On February 26th, the Supreme Court will hear Oral Arguments in Janus v. AFSCME, a case funded by the wealthy elite 1% of Americans who want to make it harder for working people to join together and use our power in numbers. On this day, we will be hitting the streets to show that we will not be divided by the corporate elites seeking to rig the economy further against working people.
Host: CSU Employees Union + 7 other groups
4. Monday, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Save the Trees on 24th Street, Mission District
SF City Hall
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Place, Room 416
Ten trees that live on 24th street are over 40 years old, they are as much a part of the community as are the people who live there, these trees are living entities that provide many benefits to 24th street, they share many unknown benefits and beautify the street which is now the Latino Corridor
Come speak out!
5. Monday, 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Third Anniversary Remembrance for Amilcar Perez-Lopez
Folsom St. (between 24th & 25th Streets)
We will mark the third anniversary of Amilcar’s murder by SFPD. Bring poems, reflections, songs to help us remember and honor this brave young man. We’ll also have updates and discuss the new mural now being created to remember Amilcar
6. Monday, 6:45pm – 9:00pm, OccupyForum, Authoritarian Tactics: U.S. Immigration Policy & Race with Professor George Wright
Local 2 – UNITE HERE
215 Golden Gate Ave
Designation of “the Other”, and scapegoating people for the deep problems in the state are classic authoritarian tactics. Currently, the Trump Regime plans to publish a weekly list of crimes allegedly committed by immigrants; ICE claims that those targeted in a raid have criminal records. But people who have had arrests or convictions have endured profiling in a justice system with shocking racial and class disparities.
George Wright will analyze U.S. immigration policy and race, and trace the history of scapegoating, incarceration, and deportations of “the Other” in the United States. He will include other instances of this tactic in dictatorships, and ways the citizenry fought, and won.
George Wright taught Political Science at California State University, Chico between 1969 and 2003. He also taught History at Skyline Community College between 2004 and 2013. His major research includes United States Politics, International Political Economy, and the Politics of International Sport
7. Monday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Spring Mobilization Against U.S. Wars at Home and Abroad –planningmeeting
Niebyl Proctor Library
6501 Telegraph Ave.
You are invited to the next Bay Area planning meeting of the Spring Action 2018 Against the U.S. Wars at Home and Abroad.
Seventy-five determined activists from nearly every Bay Area county attended the Feb. 12 founding meeting of the Spring Action 2018 Against the U.S. Wars at Home and Abroad. Their unanimous decision was to build a mass antiwar and social justice march and rally in Oakland on Sunday, April 15 in coordination with the planned national protests.
Local contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
FB page for April 15: https://www.facebook.com/events/187473998692994/
Tuesday, February 27
8. Tuesday, 8:30am – 11:30am, Pack the Court for Rafael’s Immigration Hearing
630 Sansome St., Judge Daw’s courtroom
Bring ID, no signs inside court, no movement shirts
Court starts at 9:00am
Free Rafael Tolento! Bond hearing
Rafael was working two restaurant jobs to support his parents and two younger brothers, when his father gave him the good news that he had gotten his papers and that he, Rafa, could now apply to get them as well. But when he went to the immigration office to sign the papers, during a break between his two shifts – instead they took him to jail. He has been there for over 6 months. His family is spending money they don’t have to pay an immigration lawyer, as well as $50/week for telephone calls to jail to keep Rafa’s spirits up.
Host: Let Our People Go
9. Tuesday, 10:00am – 1:00pm, Take Action to Stop Urban Shield
Alameda County Administration Building
1221 Oak St.
the Stop Urban Shield Coalition will be rallying to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors meeting where we anticipate a presentation and vote on Urban Shield. We continue to demand investments in life affirming resources that will support us in emergencies, while Sheriff Ahern continues to press for the militarized policing program and weapons expo known as Urban Shield.
Alameda County must stop sponsoring the racist, xenophobic, and lethal strategies, tactics, and technologies being spread by Urban Shield. We hope that you continue to stand with us in this fight, as it is now more important than ever.
Last year, Alameda County Supervisors formed a taskforce to investigate the role and impact of Urban Shield. We know that impacted community members are the experts when it comes to the impacts of militarized policing and we’ll be highlighting testimony from allied organizations at the upcoming hearing.
Host: Stop Urban Shield
10. Tuesday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, Press conference for a just police contract! #NoJusticeNoDeal
City Hall of San Francisco
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Place
Whether they’re blocking a use-of-force policy that respects our dignity, or defaming Colin Kaepernick for taking a knee, the SF Police Officer’s Association (POA) is the biggest obstacle to police reform in San Francisco
On Tuesday, February 27, the Board of Supervisors will go into closed session to discuss the POA’s labor contract now under negotiation. In the past, such negotiations have taken place behind closed doors with no input from the community. But not this time! This time we will be heard! The new contract must ensure the POA stops blocking urgent police reforms in SF!
Over the years, we’ve paid our officers among the highest salaries in the country and, we deserve a professional police force that reflects our values. Police violence, racist and homophobic texts, and rape scandals are not consistent with our community values.
Join community and faith leaders of the #NoJusticeNoDeal Coalition to demand a new POA contract that reflects our values.
Host: No Justice No Deal Coalition
11. Tuesday, 2/27/18, 12Noon – 3:00pm, Thursday, March 1, Race & Inequality in America: The Kerner Comission at 50
MLK Pauley Ballroom
2475 Bancroft Way
The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley along with the 21st Century Cities Initiative atJohns Hopkins University and the Economic Policy Institute, is organizing a national conference commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Kerner Report.
Wide-ranging and dramatic, the Kerner Report concluded that white society had denied opportunity to Black Americans living in poor urban neighborhoods, and offered both dire warnings along with a bold plan of federal action. Its most famous line, cited again by the US Supreme Court as recently as 2015, was: “Our Nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white— separate and unequal.”
The killings of unarmed Black teenagers that sparked #BlackLivesMatter, and the ensuing movement that grew out of it, have re-awakened American consciousness to the pervasiveness of segregation, inequality, and police brutality and violence.
Wednesday, February 28
12. Wednesday, 12Noon – 3:00pm, Justice for Jesus: Pack the Court (round II)
630 Sansome St.
Second bond hearing!
To recap: February 7th was a critical day for Jesus and his family as he had his first bond hearing before Judge Murry. For everyone present in court, Jesus presented overwhelming evidence that should have resulted in his release. Instead, Judge Murry refused to allow 2 available witnesses to testify, including a psychologists who had evaluated Jesus. This, after Judge Murry admitted in open court that he had not read the psychologist’s evaluation which concluded that Jesus was an outstanding father, partner, and community member thatdeserved to be released. Judge Murry showed his bias (after all he has a 98% denial rate) when he refused to issue a decision in front of the community that was present in court.
hours after the bond hearing, Jesus’s attorneys were able file a motion noting the due process violations by Judge Murry.
Organizational sign-on letter go to bit.ly/OrgSignOnforJesus and sign on by no later than Monday 2/26 by close of business.
Host: Immigration Liberation Movement + 2 Other groups
13. Wednesday, 3:30pm – 6:00pm, Comfort Women: A Continuing Search for Justice
UC Hastings College of Law
200 McAllister St, Alumni Reception Center
3:30pm – 5:00pm Panel
5:00pm – 6:00pm Reception
Panel / Discussion:
Professor Jiwon Chung
Judge Julie Tang (Ret.)
Judge Lillian Sing (Ret.)
Thursday, March 1
14. Thursday, 11:00am – 12:25pm, Pennie Opal Plant: Indigenous Women of Americas Movement
City College of San Francisco
50 Phelan Ave.
Indigenous Women Resist and Persist, featuring Pennie Opal Plant
Pennie Opal Plant, wife, mother, and grandmother of Yaqui, Mexican, Choctaw, Cherokee, and European descent, activist on behalf of Indigenous Peoples and Mother Earth for over 38 years, and co-founder of Idle No More SF Bay and Movement Rights, discusses Indigenous Women’s movement resisting desecration of the land and the waters, and particularly by Big Oil, locally and globally.
Hosts: Latin American & Latina/o Studied Dept & 5 other CCSF groups
15. Thursday, 12:30pm – 3:00pm, Gathering & Protest at ICE – Immigrants Stay, Trump/Pence Must Go!
630 Sansome St.
IF YOU CAN, PLEASE JOIN US AT SF ICE HEADQUARTERS, TO OBSERVE 11 MINUTES OF SILENCE AND HOLD A POWERFUL AND DETERMINED PROTEST.
At work, at school, on the street:
Gather and hold 11 minutes of silence for all eleven million undocumented immigrants.
These are our sisters and brothers!
Take pictures and spread them on social media using:
Stand against Trump’s comprehensive and white supremacist attacks on immigrants and immigration. Stand with DACA youth, with TPS recipients, with all those in detention right now. Stand with those whose families have already been torn apart and those who live each day with that fear. Trump’s “Wall” is a potent symbol and instrument of terror that concentrates the shattering of old norms and cementing Trump’s new order of: America First…Make America Great White Again.”
Host: Refuse Fascism Bay Area
16. Thursday, 6:30pm – 9:00pm, Know Your Options: Acute Emergencies
4799 Shattuck Ave.
Not wheelchair accessible
“POLICING IS A PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE”
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.
What do you do when you come across someone with an acute injury, ranging from gunshot wounds, knife wounds, glass lacerations, to car crashes, falls, and other unanticipated sudden health impacts? The Acute Emergencies session is designed to increase people’s confidence and understanding of acute injuries. The workshop will address basic medical needs and “red flags” so people know what level of care they need to access, and guidance about how to access this care.
Workshop aims to reduce immediate contact with policing, to reduce utilization of emergency services that draw undesired police attention, such as 911, and to support someone accessing the care they need with dignity in case there is law enforcement already on the scene (often entangled with 911 response) or stationed at the site of healthcare (hospital, clinic, etc).
Hosts: Critical Resistance Oakland and The Oakland Power Projects