UPDATES ~ ANNOUNCEMENTS – Sunday 2/11 – Saturday 2/24 (from Adrienne Fong)

Announcements are in two parts for a total of 35 items. After Feb. 15th, Thursday there are “Future Events”.

This will be the last announcement for two weeks unless there is an emergency

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. Montana Man Quits Government Job Rather Than Help ICE ‘Hunt Down And Deport’ Undocumented Immigrants –February 9

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/montana-man-quits-over-ice_us_5a7d2b14e4b08dfc9302751c?ncid=engmodushpmg00000004

B. Reformers urge SF to let elected mayor negotiate police union contract – February 9

http://www.sfexaminer.com/reformers-urge-sf-let-elected-mayor-negotiate-police-union-contract/ 

C. Special Report: Why ‘higher risk’ human targets get shocked with Tasers – February 7 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-taser-vulnerable-specialreport/special-report-why-higher-risk-human-targets-get-shocked-with-tasers-idUSKBN1FR1PZ

D. Black Lives Matter leader shot dead – February 7, 2018

https://nypost.com/2018/02/07/black-lives-matter-leader-shot-dead/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=site%20buttons&utm_campaign=site%20buttons 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Sunday, February 11 – Thursday, February 15

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“Future Events”

Sunday, February 11 

1. Sunday, 9:30am – 11:00am, UU Forum: Dauras Cyprian: “The Criminalization of Poverty”

Unitarian Universalist Church – SF
1187 Franklin St,, MLK Room
SF

Arguing that justice should be the main concern of the criminal justice system, Senior Organizer Daurus Cyprian for AOUON (All of Us or None) is on a quest to foster awareness of mass incarceration and bring it to an end. He explains how laws should protect society and not penalize poverty, mental illness, race, gender, sexual orientation, or religion. 

Senior AOUON Organizer Cyprian is also affiliated with Legal Services for Prisoners Children (LSPC).  After 26 years inside the system he is now in his senior year of a bachelor degree in social science at San Francisco State.  He previously worked for Restorative Justice at the American Friends Service Committee.  Behind the wall he trained as Alcohol and Drug Use Disorder Counselor, Peer Counselor and Literacy Tutor. He also co-authored “Gang Awareness Recovery” for Turning Point.

2. Sunday, 10:00am – 2:00pm, Prisoner Mail Volunteer Day 

1904 Franklin St., Suite 504
Oakland

Wheelchair accessible

a prisoner mail party at the CR office to get caught up on prisoner mail.

Host: Critical Resistance Oakland

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/932727463570232/

3. Sunday, 10:15am – 1:00pm, Bystander Intervention Training (AM) also offered at 1:15p – 4:00pm – See item # 5 

Suigetsukan
103 International Blvd.
Oakland

Wheelchair accessible – but bathroom is old and not accessible to wheelchairs

We’ve all been there. Someone in a public place says or does something to another person that makes us feel uncomfortable or even scared for that other person. Learn how to intervene in those situations, including tactics from de-escalation strategies to some basic self-defense.

We’ll meet in a dojo, where you’ll have an opportunity to talk about and practice different intervention tactics, including practicing different strategies in different scenarios.
This training is also being offered in the afternoon.

Host SURG – Bay Area

Info https://www.facebook.com/events/169230107027714/ 

4. Sunday, 1:00pm – 3:30pm, Socialism and the Black Liberation Struggle 

Workers World Party
1305 Franklin St., #411
Oakland

Wheelchair accessible

COMMEMORATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH:
Hear our panel discuss “Socialism and the Black Liberation Struggle”

Featuring:
– Monica Moorehead, 2016 Workers World Party Presidential Candidate, Managing Editor http://www.workers.org newspaper, editor “Marxism, Reparations and the Black Freedom Struggle”

– Pierre LaBossiere, Haiti Action Committee

– Jeremy Miller, Idriss Stelley Foundation, Last 3%

Hear about the fight for socialism and the struggle against white supremacy in the context of capitalism and imperialism. What about the contributions of W.E.B. Du Bois, the Black Panthers, Walter Rodney, Kwame Nkrumah among others?

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/02/04/18806498.php

5. Sunday, 1:15pm – 4:00pm, Bystander Intervention Training (PM) also offered in the morning

Suigetsukan
103 International Blvd.
Oakland

See item #3  for description 

Host SURJ Bay Area

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/182865628970750/

6. Sunday, 1:30pm – 4:00pm, Home Away from Home: Little Palestine by the Bay 

Alameda Free Library
1550 Oak St.
Alameda

Bay Area documentary photographer Najib Joe Hakim’s beautiful and compelling multimedia storytelling project “Home Away from Home: Little Palestine by the Bay” opens at the Alameda Free Library on February 11. The exhibit combines black-and-white portraits of 26 members of the Bay Area Palestinian community—the second-largest in the United States—with recorded interviews with them about home, identity, and the complexities of living with hopes for Palestine in a country often hostile to those aspirations.

An opening reception with the artist will be held in the library’s Stafford room from 1:30 to 4pm on Feb. 11. The exhibit will be displayed throughout the first and second floors until March 11.

Cosponsored by Friends of Wadi Foquin and the Arab Cultural and Community Center, San Francisco.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/168713423906074/

7. Sunday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Community forum: Stop the attacks on immigrants 

Women’s Building
3543 18th St.
SF

Free

First they came for the Muslims,
Then they came for the immigrants…
NOT THIS TIME! Stand Up Now with the Immigrants!

a panel and community discussion with:

-Refuse Fascism
Alex U Inn, Grand Marshal San Francisco LGBT Pride
Lulu, immigrant activist

-Stand Up SF

-Others TBA

Is it “too extreme” to call the Trump/Pence assault on immigrants the beginning of genocidal ethnic cleansing of Black and Brown people?
What are we going to do about it? 

ETHNIC CLEANSING is the systematic forced removal of ethnic or religious groups from a given territory by a more powerful ethnic group, often with the intent of making it ethnically homogeneous. The forces applied may be various forms of forced migration (deportation, population transfer), intimidation, as well as mass murder and genocidal rape.

GENOCIDE is intentional action to destroy a people (usually defined as an ethnic, national, racial, or religious group) in whole or in part.

Host: Refuse Fascism Bay Area

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1955959004731670/

8. Sunday, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, Defend the Families of Fukushima and Stop Restarting Japanese NUKE Plants 

San Francisco Japanese Consulate
275 Battery St., (nr. California St.)
SF

The failure of the Abe government to remove the radioactive material from the Fukushima nuclear plants nearly 7 years after the meltdown is another example of the dangers of nuclear power for the world. Despite this continuing environmental and health hazard for the people of Fukushima, Japan and the world the Abe government continues to push for restarting other nuclear plants.
Families are being forced to go back to Fukushima since the government says it has been “decontaminated” and that the people can “overcome” radiation. This propaganda is far from the reality. Even the Olympics in Japan are threatened with the continued leakage of contamination from Fukushima but PM Abe said that it was no longer a problem in order to get the Olympics approved for Japan.

Join No Nukes Action at our monthly rally and speak out at the Japanese Consulate in San Francisco to speak out for the mothers and families of Fukushima and the people of Japan and the world who are demanding the closure of these dangerous nuclear plants.

Host: No Nukes Action Committee

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/02/05/18806567.php

9. Sunday, 4:30pm – 6:30pm, Where Do We Go From Here: Dr. Barber & The Poor Peoples Campaign 

City of Refuge – United Church of Christ
8400 Enterprise Way
Oakland

join us for a community conversation on local struggles for racial and economic justice!

All are welcome to this FREE event.

The Faith Alliance for a Moral Economy
is honored to co-present this event with
City of Refuge UCC.
RSVP: david@workingeastbay.org

Host: City of Refuge – United Church of Christ & Faith Alliance for a Moral Economy

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1402755349836249/ 

Monday, February 12 

10. Monday, 12 Noon, Fight for $15 and Union Rights

McDonalds
9725 E. 14th Street
Oakland

RSVP

https://fightfor15.org/s-petition/2-1-18-feb-12-turnout-oakland/?utm_campaign=LowPay&utm_medium=email&utm_source=EM-02-08-18-LF

marking the 50th anniversary of the Memphis sanitation workers’ strike by kicking off a historic wave of rallies and protests across the country – including one in Oakland.

On February 12, 1968, black sanitation workers went on a strike to demand higher pay and a strong union – now, exactly 50 years later, workers like me are walking off the job to demand $15/hr and union rights.

Host SF Living Wage Coalition

11. Monday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Bay Area Anti-War Planning Meeting for Mobilizing “Spring Actions 2018”

Niebyl-Proctor Library
6501 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland

To: Social Justice and Anti-War Activist.

All are invited to a Bay Area planning meeting.

The sole objective of the meeting is to constitute a new Bay Area coalition for the purpose of organizing a Bay Area April 14 or April 15 regional antiwar mobilization, as part of coordinated national actions on those days.

Please make every effort to attend and join in on the ground floor as we mobilize against the U.S. wars at home and abroad.  

On February 3, representatives of sixty-six antiwar and social justice organizations from across the U.S. voted unanimously via a national conference call to initiate major regional demonstrations against the U.S. wars at home and abroad on the weekend of April 14-15. Initial coordinated mobilizations are being planned for New York, SF Bay Area, Los Angeles, Chicago and Minneapolis. The February 3 meeting was initiated by the Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Bases and the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC).

End the Wars at Home and Abroad!
The time is now to return to the street to make our voices heard. Join us on April 14-15 for united,  nationally coordinated regional mobilizations to challenge the war makers and defend humanity. The future is in our hands.

– End U.S. overt and covert wars, drone wars, sanction/embargo wars, and death squad assassination wars.

—  Close of all U.S. bases on foreign soil.  Dismantle all nuclear weapons.

—  Bring all U.S. troops home now. Self-determination not military intervention. U.S. hands off the Middle East, Africa, Asia and

      Latin America. End military aid to apartheid Israel. Self-determination for Palestine. The U.S. cannot be the cop of the world.

– $Trillions for human needs… for jobs and social services, quality debt-free education and single payer health care. No to anti-

    union legislation.  For $15 and a Union Now.

– Defend the environment against life-threatening fossil fuel-induced global warming.  For a just transition to a 100 percent

    clean, sustainable energy system at union wages for all displaced workers.

— No to white supremacy, police brutality/murder. End racist mass incarceration. Black Lives Matter

— No human being is illegal. No to mass deportations. Yes to DACA and TPS (Temporary Protective Status)

The U.S. government and its leading Pentagon generals openly and repeatedly threatened nuclear war or massive military intervention against sovereign nations. Such is the case today with North Korea, Iran and Venezuela.  Simultaneously, U.S. military forces are at war in several nations including Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen,  and Somalia. Hundreds of U.S. military bases circle the globe in more than 170 foreign countries at the cost of $trillions while these same $trillions are subtracted from critical social programs at home. $Trillions in tax cuts and corporate bailouts are granted to the super rich while the war at home takes on virulent racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, Islamophobic and homophobic forms.  Join us! 

Meeting info: http://www.springaction2018.org/list-of-actions.html

Site to Endorse: http://www.springaction2018.org/endorse-the-spring-actions.html

General website: http://www.springaction2018.org/home.html

Tuesday, February 13

12. Tuesday, 10:30amProtest the killing of unarmed SAHLEEM TINDLE killed by BART PD on 1-3-18

West Oakland BART Station
Oakland

The body cam has been viewed by the family showing that Sahleem Tindle, 28 years old,  was shot in the back by officer Joseph Mateu. Sahleem’s hands were up. There was no gun in his hand as was reported by the news media.

Come stand with Sahleem’s family and demand JUSTICE!

New FB site: Justice 4 Sahleem Tindle: https://www.facebook.com/groups/794128510798194/ 

13. Tuesday, 12Noon, Lobby Day for a Living Wage

Meet:

SF City Hall (outside steps on Polk St. Side)
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett
SF

Call your Board of Supervisors TODAY and tell them to support raising the Minimum Compensation Ordinance: (415) 554-5184.

We – SF Homecare workers, Non-profit workers, and Airport workers– are urging the SF Board of Supervisors to adopt a new Minimum Compensation Ordinance that will help raise wages for hundreds of low wage workers providing public services to seniors, children, people with disabilities and the homeless.

Come express your views and ask SF Supervisors where they stand on supporting raising wages for low-income families. Supervisors could be voting on a Minimum Compensation Ordinance measure that will raise wages to $ 1.86 above the minimum wage.

Info: sflivingwage@riseup.net

14. Tuesday, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, No to luxury housing and yes to affordable! Save Mission St.! 

SF City Hall, 2nd Floor (BoS Chambers)
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl.
SF

Help protect Mission St., Calle 24 Latino Cultural District and the Mission as a whole. The Mission District is over the amount of market rate housing that was calculated in the 2008 Eastern Neighborhoods Plan in order to maintain a healthy housing mix. We are in dire need of affordable housing. This project uses the state density bonus program that allows developers two extra floors in exchange for lower affordable units maximizing their profits. In one of the most vulnerable and weakened neighborhoods this development will continue the pressures of displacement and advanced gentrification, pushing us to exclusion. This project provides 75 Luxury units, only 8 affordable and is 8 stories high. This project also impacts the SFUSD public school next door. This will be heard at the Board of Supervisors Chamber 2nd Floor. Please attend and make your voices heard! Si se Puede!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/765027610373272/ 

15. Tuesday, 6:00pm – 7:10pm, Trump + Putin, A Treacherous Valentines

San Francisco Federal Building
90 7th Street
SF

The night before Valentines’ join us at the Federal Building for projection of the treasonous love affair between an USA President and fascist dictator who would love nothing more than to see the USA in ruins. This will be the second year we have done this event.

Host: Resistance SF

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1495233553932175/

16. Tuesday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, No Ban No Wall: Confronting the Militarization of Our Borders 

UC Berkeley
221 Kroeber Hall, Gifford Room
Berkeley

Wheelchair accessible

Free / Open to public

a panel discussion entitled No Ban, No Wall: Confronting the Militarization of Our Borders and Communities

The Trump presidency has increased attacks on immigrant and marginalized communities through targeting sanctuary cities, instituting the Muslim ban, and revoking temporary protected status for thousands. But, these actions are based on a long-standing foundation of xenophobia and criminalization. Such repression manifests not only at borders, but also in our backyards in the form of militarized policing, state surveillance, and collusion between local and federal law enforcement.

join us for a panel discussion to analyze these intersections with some of the individuals working to defend the health and rights of immigrant communities. 

• Ofelia Ortiz Cuevas, Assistant Professor of Chicana/o Studies at UC Davis

• Lara Kiswani, Executive Director of the Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC)

• Pierre Labossiere, Co-Founder of the Haiti Action Committee

• Abraham Vela M.D., Clinica Martin-Baro volunteer

This event is part of the “Social Medicine for Our Times” event series organized by BCSM and CNA/NNU.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/211776506037570/ 

17. Tuesday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Human Trafficking in the Media: Screening & Discussion 

UC Berkeley
100 Blum Hall
Berkeley

Join the Anti-Trafficking Coalition at Berkeley as we take a closer look at the way that fundraising campaigns communicate, represent, and engage with the issue of human trafficking around the world. We will screen, discuss, and compare a series of charity videos put out by anti-trafficking organizations domestically and abroad and examine how the videos may perpetuate or defy common themes of stigmatization, survivor representation, stereotypes, hero/savior complexes, “trauma porn,” and more.

Presentation and discussion will be lead by Amanda Cavazos of the Boalt Anti-Trafficking Project (BATPro), a group from UC Berkeley’s renowned Boalt School of Law 

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/148689319263670/ 

18. Tuesday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Climate Action in the City, part 2: Pushing the Envelope 

Mission District Police Station
Community Room
630 Valencia St.
SF

Climate change is an urgent and ever-increasing threat, especially to the most vulnerable populations. As the current administration continues its lies, distractions and vicious policies, what can we in San Francisco do? “Electrify Everything” is one idea we will explore. Come hear about that and more! Whether you join a group or act individually, action is the antidote to despair. Panel participants:

Hunter Cutting, Sierra Club SF Group
Elena Engel, 350 Bay Area & 350 SF
Debbie Raphael, Director, SF Department of the Environment
Moderator: Jennifer Clary, President, SF Tomorrow

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/214070262494535/

19. Tuesday, 7:00pm – 10:00pm, 2 Opposed Explanations of Trump: Barack Obama vs Bob Avakian 

Revolution Books – Berkeley
2444 Durant Ave.
Berkeley

Watch Bob Avakian’s filmed speech from last Fall THE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME MUST GO! In The Name of Humanity, We REFUSE To Accept a Fascist America: A Better World IS Possible, as well as Barack Obama’s filmed responses to Trump’s election immediately afterward and then this past November. Then settle in for a discussion comparing and contrasting the two approaches, two worldviews, and two solutions.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/180019989396214/?notif_t=plan_user_invited¬if_id=1518216075870162

Wednesday, February 14 

20. Wednesday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, Free Fernando: Valentine’s Day Action

ICE
630 Sansome St.
SF

On Valentine’s Day, the Carrillo family calls for Fernando’s immediate release from detention, and to bring Fernando, husband and father of 3 daughters, home.

Fernando was arrested and detained after dropping off his four-year-old daughter at a San Jose daycare on October 11, 2017. Fernando’s Bond was denied by David Jennings, the Field Director of the the ICE office in San Francisco. 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, Mr. Jennings denied the request and now the Carillo family is left to bear the emotional and financial burden of this decision. Fernando’s court hearing will be the at the end of the month 2/26 and there will be an invitation to attend. 

the Carrillo family also sends a clear message that all those who are detained and deported are loved. Love in action means uplifting the humanity of immigrant families, and demanding ICE to a higher moral accountability.

Host: Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/178159746130798/ 

21. Wednesday, 4:30pm – 6:30pm, IF You Love 

Oscar Grant Plaza (Frank Ogawa Plz.) nr. 12th Street BART
14th Street & Broadway
Oakland

ACCESSIBILITY: The plaza amphitheater and city hall are wheelchair accessible, and accessible restrooms are available inside city hall for all to use.

Oakland city elected officials say they love Oakland. They say it all the time. But do they have the heart to do the things that love requires? #PublicLand4PublicGood #HousingisaHumanRight #Homes4All #DevelopmentWithoutDisplacement #IfYouLove#Homes4EveryBody #ReclaimLove

More than 2700 Oakland residents are living on the streets, and more are being displaced every day. This is a do-or-die moment, and those of us who love Oakland, who love Oakland’s people, who love this land and view it as sacred….we cannot rest. We have to act. #ReclaimLove

On Valentine’s Day, we will deliver a “People’s Proposal for Public Land” to Oakland City Council members and ask them to adopt it, and not the pro-development, pro-corporation proposal being advanced by city staff. 

The People’s Proposal is the culmination of more than a year of conversation, deep listening to the people, and discussion among Oakland’s community-based orgaizations and city staff about how the land we own together should be stewarded. It calls for public land to be used for affordable housing, living-wage jobs for existing Oakland residents, and a healthy environment. #ReclaimLove

Hosts: Second Acts, Communities for a Better Environment, & First Congregational Church of Oakland

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1841840315826869/?notif_t=plan_user_invited¬if_id=1518203228113933 

22. Wednesday, 7:00pm, Solitary Man benefits for the SF Bay View Newspaper 

Eric Quezada Center
518 Valencia St. (nr. 16th Street BART)
SF

$10-20, no one turned away 

Solitary Man:
A Visit to Pelican Bay State Prison

Performed by Charlie Hinton and Fred Johnson
Written by Charlie Hinton
Music by Fred Johnson
Directed by Mark Kenward

The Bayview Newspaper goes to 3,000 prisoners every month! And people to people in the Bay View Community

Following the performance: More music by Fred
An update on Pelican Bay and the Agreement to End Hostilities
Discussion: Why the Bay View Matters

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/216908022204763/

Thursday, February 15

23. Thursday, 3:00pm, (for cooking) San Francisco Food Not Bombs

For information or to volunteer: call Micah at 415-738-9249.

Cookhouse:  Near 24th/Mission BART.  Call Micah at 415-738-9249 for information.

Food Pickups: Help Needed!

Cooking:  3:00pm Near 24th/Mission BART.  Call Micah at 415-738-9249 for information–Help Needed!

Sharing: 6:00pm – 16th and Mission BART Plaza–Help Needed!

Cleaning Up:  Near 24th/Mission BART.  Call Micah at 415-738-9249 for information–after Cooking–6:00 pm – 8:00 pm–Help Needed! 

24. Thursday, 6:00pm – 10:00pm, Alex Nieto Memorial Fund Dinner

Mission Center – City College of San Francisco
1125 Valencia St.
SF

Join us in community for a night of delicious food, engaging performances, a live auction and raffles in support of the Alex Nieto Memorial. We are hoping to break ground in March 2018 in commemoration of Alex’s birthday.

a family event! Come early to be a part of the beautiful opening blessing by local Danzantes! Arrive hungry and eat yummy food from a local chef!

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alex-nieto-memorial-fundraiser-tickets-42102527794

Ticket Prices:
Adults-$20

Youth (13-18) $10 (*each additional youth $5 each)
Seniors/Disabled $10
Children: $5
Donations: $5, $10, $15…

All tickets include food and entertainment!

Needed are Volunteers for the evening and Auction items –Contact: alexnietomemorialfund@gmail.com

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/168838207072393/?active_tab=about 

25. Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Everything About Soils: interactive Presentation by Rob Bennaton 

Eric Quezada Center
518 Valencia St., (nr. 16th Street BART
SF

Soil Not Oil Coalition presents: Rob Bennaton, the UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Bay Area Urban Ag Advisor and Alameda/Contra Costa UCCE County Director. His urban ag applied research and education program focuses on providing technical support for urban food growers around urban soils management, food safety towards the development of food safety and soils safety plans, and horticultural education. His urban ag policy programming focuses on policy development and technical advising related to land use and community based urban farm and community garden site governance and management.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/130467131104904/

26. Thursday, 7:30pm – 9:00pm, Building a Movement: A Black Lives Matter Memoir 

The Forum
701 Mission St.
SF

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/patrisse-khan-cullors-asha-bandele-when-they-call-you-a-terrorist-tickets-41468815343?aff=efbeventtix

  $25

For most of us, the Black Lives Matter movement caught our attention in 2015, after the death of Michael Brown Jr. at the hands of a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer. But for Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors, the movement’s origins go back much further and are much more complicated than a single protest.

In her new book, When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir, Khan-Cullors joined co-author asha bandele, an activist and journalist, to provide a powerful portrait of a community rooted in love, despite the fact that the movement’s leaders have been maligned as terrorists and threats to America. At a time when hate and violence seem all too prevalent, Khan-Cullors and bandele share an empowering story of survival, strength, and resilience.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/929498857200190/

Future Events:

Saturday, February 17

27. Saturday, 11:00am – 2:00pm, Minister Huey P. Newton Solidarity March & Rally

Meet at:

107th Avenue
Oakland

The call is for 1000 Black people moving through the streets of East Oakland in BLACK Solidarity & Harmony (1000 STRONG). We will begin our march at 107th Ave. and end at 73rd Ave. This is a Black Solidarity Week Family Event. Bring your cause bring your voice.

Host: Black Solidarity Week and Community READY Corps

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/337186106779330/

28. Saturday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Surviving Smash & Grab #BlackSolidarityWeek 

First Congregational Church of Oakland
2501 Harrison St.
Oakland

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/surviving-smash-grab-tickets-42890667140

  $5 – $20 Ticket sales will benefit Black-led organizations. (No one will be turned away)

In honor of #BlackSolidarityWeek, and in light of the recent released FBI report on so-called “Black Identity Extremists,” CRC will host a political education panel on the repression of Black dissidents.

Join leaders from the Anti Police-Terror Project and special guests Mama Akua Njeri and Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. for an evening of radical truth telling, solidarity building, and self defense.

On March 4, 1968 (exactly one month before King was assassinated), FBI Director Edgar Hoover issued this directive:

“Prevent the Coalition of militant black nationalist groups. In unity there is strength, a truism that is no less valid for all its triteness. An effective coalition…might be the first step toward a real “Mau Mau” in America, the beginning of a true black revolution.

Prevent the rise of a “messiah” who could unify, and electrify, the militant black nationalist movement.”

The assassination of 21 year old Chicago Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton Sr. just 18 months later was a very clearly documented case of the U.S. government killing an African-American leader on American soil. The historic significance of this brutal act of repression cannot be overstated, and at this event, we will have opportunity to hear the testimony of survivors of the attack. 

Hosts: Black Solidarity Week and Community READY Corps

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/351987508616376/ 

Sunday, February 18

29. Sunday, 1:30pn – 4:00pm, Colonization and Resistance Panel and Discussion

Oakstop
1721 Broadway
Oakland

ACCESSIBILITY INFO
Sliding scale donation of $0-$15 suggested.
Childcare available (please RSVP to childcare@collectiveliberation.org by Tuesday the 13th)
This event is wheelchair accessible. 

email us at accessibility@collectiveliberation.org by Tuesday, Feb 13th, to request ASL interpretation, language translation, or with other access needs.

first Open Session of the 2018 Anne Braden Anti-Racist Training Program!*

Colonization and Resistance

Puerto Rico. Palestine. Oakland and Berkeley. Three visionary community leaders will speak with us about the ongoing colonization of these places, and the politics and strategies of indigenous resistance. Come learn about how we can stand with these powerful liberation movements.

Alicia Rodríguez, a former political prisoner who has been part of the Puerto Rican independence movement for the last 40 years. She will join local movement leaders Corrina Gould, currently leading the fight to save the West Berkeley Shellmound and return sacred land to native stewardship, and Lara Kiswani, Director of the Arab Resource and Organizing Center. 

We will be livestreaming this event! Check into this facebook event page day of to follow it! 

Host: Catalyst Project

Info / Bios of Speakers: https://www.facebook.com/events/1759685054051727/

Wednesday, February 21 

 30. 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).
SF

This week’s theme will focus on event with Ann Wright on Thursday, Feb. 22nd re: GAZA , Freedom Flotilla & BDS

All are welcomed.

Fliers / Signage are provided.

31. Wednesday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Homelessness in Bayview Hunter’s Point: A Community Discussion 

SF Public Library – Bayview/Linda Brooks Branch
5075 3rd St.
SF

Wheelchair accessible

HOMELESSNESS in Bayview Hunter’s Point –
A Community Discussion on RACISM, POVERTY & the INEQUITY of Services

At this very moment, there are 7,500 unhoused residents reported in San Francisco, of which 1,200 live in Bayview alone. 34% of surveyed respondents identified as African-American: an alarming disparity since the entire African-American population in SF is only 6% (*An undercount, given the questionable methodology by the SF Homeless Point in Time Count Reports).

In Bayview, the African-American population has gone from 15% to 2% in the last 50 years and is still decreasing.

Bayview has 40% of the cities’ unhoused population, yet only receives 7% of services!

We will be discussing how racism and classicism is manifested through the inequity of services for the African American community, and through a housing crisis that disproportionately affects low-income communities of color. We’ll address how to respond to this homelessness crisis, including alternatives to calling the police, a desperate need for beds and shelters, and how to to keep our local government accountable.

speakers:
GWENDOLYN WESTBROOK of Mother Brown’s Dining Room (The United Council of Human Services), SAM LEW of Coalition on Homelessness, local community activist and resident of D10, TONY KELLY, and BRIAN BUTLER of Greenaction.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/191179184950584/

Thursday, February 22 

32. Thursday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, GAZA / Ann Wright on the 2018 Freedom Flotilla & BDS

Veterans Building
401 Van Ness Ave., Rm. 210
SF

6:00pm – social

7:00pm – presentation

An update on the deteriorating conditions in Gaza and the challenges to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.

Fundraiser for 2018 Gaza Freedom Flotilla. Turn your outrage into contributions and challenge the Israeli naval blockade of Gaza.

Ann Wright is a retired US Army Colonel & former US diplomat. She resigned from the US government in 2003 over the war on Iraq. She has been on 3 flotillas.

Hosts: Veterans for Peace Chapter 69 and SF Codepink

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/01/23/18806172.php

Friday, February 23 

33. Friday, 7:00pm, A SPECIAL EVENING WITH SCILLA ELWORTHY 

Berkeley Friends Church
1600 Sacramento St (nr. North Berkeley BART)
Berkeley

Come hear Scilla Elworthy, a worldrenowned, peace practitioner from Great Britain. Dr Elworthy describes 25 proven systems that effectively prevent armed conflict and build peace and security. She documents how we could build the structures and systems for building real peace and security for everyone on the planet at a very small fraction of what the world spends on wars and preparations for wars every year 

1. WHY WAR CONTINUES

War makes a few people extremely rich, and makes billions of people extremely poor. Every year, the world spends about $2 trillion on wars.Those who thrive in war are not only arms manufacturers but also people traffickers, arms smugglers, money launderers, drug dealers.

2. HOW PEACE CAN BE BUILT

This book describes and references at least 25 proven systems that effectively prevent armed conflict and build safety at local, national and international levels.

3. WHAT IT WILL COST

Armed conflict causes massive economic losses every year, yet peace-building and peace-keeping are grossly under-funded. For less than $2 billion a year, we could be more secure than spending $2 trillion a year on wars and preparations for war.

4. WHO CAN DO IT

The book outlines what you can do to prevent violence and armed conflict: 10 actions to take in your community, 14 actions to take nationally and 7 actions to take internationally.

Host: Peace Dirct

Info:  davidhartsough@gmail.com

Saturday, February 24

34. Saturday, Freedom in Action Conference 2018 “The Politics of Human Trafficking”

The Blum Center for Developing Economics
100 Blum Hall
UC Berkeley

Ticket info: http://events.eventzilla.net/e/freedom-in-action-conference-2018-2138945643

  Students: $5
Community Members: $9
Survivors: Free
*Fee waiver available

The Freedom in Action Conference is a biennial event organized by the Anti-Trafficking Coalition at Berkeley that aims to bring together students, professionals, and community members to discuss the issue of human trafficking at home and abroad

The theme of this year’s conference is “The Politics of Human Trafficking,” which we hope to use to foster a dialogue about how anti-trafficking efforts are pursued in government, the language we use to discuss the issue, and how trafficking plays a role in the national and international economy throughout various industries.

This conference will encourage discussion between people with different conceptions and experiences of human trafficking and aims to present best-practices for engaging in anti-trafficking work, and to connect with local organizations leading the anti-trafficking movement in the Bay Area.

Host: Berkeley Anti-Trafficking Coalition

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/401097210337339/

35. Saturday, 1:00pm, ACLU People Power Ingleside/Glen Park Meeting 

62 Nordhoff St.
SF

Defend Dreamers Action • Freedom Cities Action • Health Care Action • Organizing Meeting • Voting Rights Action

This meeting will focus on what and how we move forward as a group and to identify and support those who wish to focus on ACLU NorCA’s 2018 priorities: Bail Reform, Implementation of Laws (Sex education mandate), CA Sanctuary Bill, Voter Registration (CA=2nd lowest rate of turn out in USA)/same day registration.

Info / RSVP: https://go.peoplepower.org/event/action/12340/signup/?source=ppem_44349&t=4&akid=44349%2E91606%2EQVQE72</p

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