Thank you to ALL who showed up with a moment’s notice to support Hasta Muerte Coffee Shop and Revolution Books on Sunday. It was nice to see / hear what the community can do collectively.
Item #8 Date changed from today, 3/20 to Wed. 3/21
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. The Dirty Secret of American Nuclear Arms in Korea (March 19, 2018)
B. “It Was a Crime”: 15 Years After U.S. Invasion, Iraqis Still Face Trauma, Destruction & Violence (March 20, 2018)
C. Israeli Court Rejects Ahed Tamimi’s Request for Public Trial ‘For Her Benefit’
D. Activists are being charged under terrorism laws for the first time in Britain – this sets a dangerous precedent (March 15, 2018)
E. Police accountability groups make POA contract an issue for Sups, Farrell (March 19, 2018) – Please see item # 1
Letter to SF Mayor Mark Farrell – ALL ARE ENCOURAGED TO SIGN – as individuals even if you live outside of San Francisco or if a group U participate in has signed.
Wednesday, March 21 – Sunday, March 25
Wednesday, March 21
1. Wednesday, 9:00am – 11:00am, Public hearing: SF’s contract with the police #NoJusticeNoDeal
Meet outside @ 9:00am
SF City Hall, 2nd Floor Room 250
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl.
9:00am: The community gathering begins on the front steps of City Hall. We’ll then move into the building together.
10:00am: he hearing, convened by Supervisor Cohen, in Legislative Chamber, Room 250.
Right now, San Francisco is negotiating a new contract with the police union -POA (Police Officers Association). Usually these negotiations happen behind close doors.
SFPD has abused and killed to many young people of color, Keita O’Neil and Jesus Adolfo Delgado are just the latest victims.
The POA continues to resist needed police reforms.
If they want higher pay and benefits, the POA must stop blocking police reform. No justice, no deal!
At our urging, Supervisor Malia Cohen has called for a public hearing about the POA contract. We have to raise our voices!
Just before the hearing, we’ll gather as a community to share our stories, songs, and poems, our wisdom, and our tears. Then we’ll go into the hearing room together.
2. 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).
If it rains we will meet below the stairs to BART/MUNI
Themes vary each week on PEACE and JUSTICE issues
Signage & fliers provided
All are welcomed.
3. Wednesday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, 4th Year Alex Nieto Anniversary
Bernal Heights Park
Amor for Alex Nieto: March 4, 1986 to March 21, 2014
We were born the day our brother Alex Nieto was unjustly killed. The biggest movement of gente ever in the United States to defend the honor of a Latino victim of a police killing.
Join us on Wednesday, at Bernal Heights to celebrate our community creativity and to finally break ground for the Alex Nieto Memorial! We invite all the coalitions and community members, all loved ones to this important and relevant event.
We will meet at the makeshift memorial site we have had for the past four years on the north side of the hill, then together we will walk over to the proposed memorial site, and Refugio and Elvira Nieto will do a symbolic ground breaking and plant an Alex Nieto Memorial flag at the spot where the official memorial will be.
You can also join us earlier in the day from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to celebrate Alex’s life and our movement at City College of San Francisco’s Amphitheater (the main campus) where we will have a Lowrider show and fundraiser for the memorial.
Once the memorial is established, community members will hike up to that mountain and pray like Alex did and look out over the beautiful view of San Francisco and be inspired by our community resilience. Students will travel up to that hill for field trips and to learn about the history and creativity of our community; they will write thousands of educational essays. Families will pilgrimage hands together and love each other at the place where Alex breathed his last breath. This will be a place of peace, of inspiration and amor.
Against the violence and injustice of 59 bullets, family and community rose to defend honor and promote positive spirit.
4. Wednesday, 6:30pm – 8:00pm, SF Poster Making and Letter Writing Party
Sports Basement (SF Presidio)
610 Old Mason St.
Join us to get ready for the March for Our Lives and our upcoming Lobby Day. Both students and adults are invited to make posters for the March for Our Lives, and we’ll also write letters to our state reps to be hand delivered to their offices in Sacramento on our Lobby Day on April 9th. We’ll provide poster board and markers (or you can BYO).
Please RSVP in this link: http://act.everytown.org/event/moms-demand-action-event/10181/signup/?akid&zip
Sponsor: Moms Demand Action – CA
5. Wednesday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, No Ban, No Wall: The Fight for Immigrant Rights Under Trump
The Women’s Building
3543 18th St., Suite 8
ICE terror. Muslim ban. The boarder wall. The attack on Dreamers. The overhaul of the visa system. No matter where you look, the Trump administration is raging another brutal war against immigrant communities. Yet in cities across the country, people are fighting back demanding, sanctuary, amnesty, equality and justice. Join us for a meeting on what it would take to protect all immigrants from Trump’s attack and what the movements from the past have to teaches about building resistance today.
*Apart of the International Socialist Organization’s Spring Socialism 2018 Speaking Tour:https://www.internationalsocialist.org/spring-socialism-tour/
6. Wednesday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Concert for Juarez
The Redstone Building
2940 16th Street
Advance Tix: http://www.livingwage-sf.org/event/concert-for-juarez-3/
Tickets: $ 10 pre-sale & $15 at the door
Benefit concert to expose the effects of free trade agreements on workers in Mexico in exacerbating poverty wages, and forcing people to migrate to the United States.
Live Music by Francisco Herrera, who will be performing his new song “Our Children are Sacred,” which was created in defense of children crossing the border, DACA, Dreamers, TPS families, and a call for Sanctuary.
Host Living Wage Coalition
7. Wednesday, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, Anti Police-Terror Project General Meeting
East Side Arts Alliance
2277 International Blvd
APTP meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.
The Anti Police-Terror Project began as a project of the ONYX Organizing Committee. We are a Black-led, multi-racial, intergenerational coalition that seeks to build a replicable and sustainable model to eradicate police terror in communities of color.
8. Wednesday, 8:00pm – 10:00pm, PSW Day 2: Film Screening: The Wanted 18 (Day Changed)
179 Dwinelle Hall
Directed by Amer Shomali and Paul Cowan, the Wanted 18 is a 2014 animated documentary that tells a true-life tale of the Palestinian town Beit Sahour in 1988 during the first Intifada.
The film visualizes the matrix of control enacted by the Israeli state. We hope to both highlight and educate ourselves about Palestinian resistance against the Israeli occupation.
Please come out and be in community! Food and refreshments will be provided.
Sponsor: Bears for Palestine and Students for Justice in Palestine – UC Berkeley
Thursday, March 22
9. Thursday, 3:00pm – 6:00pm, Food Not Bombs – Food prep
3030B 16th Street (between Mission & Julian –across from 16th Street BART)
Ring door bell
(Up a flight of stairs)
Thursday, 6:00pm, Food Not Bombs – Food Share
16th Street BART Plaza
For information or to volunteer: call Micah at 415-738-9249 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food Pickups: Help Needed!
Cooking: 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm–Ring doorbell for entry–Help Needed!
Sharing: 16th and Mission BART Plaza — 6:00 pm–Help Needed!
Cleaning Up: 3030B 16th Street–after Cooking–6:00 pm – 8:00 pm–Help Needed!
10 Thursday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, When an Agent Knocks: Grand Jury and Federal Investigation CLE
The Eric Quezada Center for Center for Politics & Culture
518 Valencia St.
Mark Vermeulen, federal criminal defense attorney
Zahra Billoo, civil rights attorney and executive director of the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)
Richard Brown, “SF 8” grand jury resister
MC: Gabriela Lopez, criminal defense / immigration attorney
2 hours general MCLE credit, $30 fee will be waived for lawyers who agree to provide one free consult referred by the NLG.
Free for law students, legal workers and activists.
Co-sponsored by the NLG- SF Bay Area Chapter, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, and 518 Valencia – the Eric Quesada Center for Culture and Politics.
11. Thursday, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Beyond Identity: Collective Struggles 4 Racial & Health Justice
221 Kroeber Hal, Gifford Room
Dept. of Anthropology
Since the 2016 presidential elections, “identity politics” have been attacked by liberal and left commentators who fault its proponents with dividing civil society and social movements, while creating a backlash among white communities that brought Trump to power. Yet, extensive scholarship in the social science and public health fields has made it clear that race has been and continues to be a foundational force in structuring dramatically unequal social conditions and health outcomes. How should we interpret current critiques of identity politics in light of such racial inequalities? How can race-based politics be reconciled with broad demands for social transformation? What role should health practitioners play in challenging racial inequalities in our current moment?
Join us in discussing these and other urgent questions with the following panelists.
• George Lipsitz, Professor of Black Studies at UC Santa Barbara
• Rupa Marya, Associate Professor of Medicine and Faculty Director of the Do No Harm Coalition at UC San Francisco
• Carlos Martinez, PhD student in the UC Berkeley/UC San Francisco Joint Program in Medical Anthropology
Sponsors: Institute for the Study of Social Issues and California Nurses Association
Friday, March 23
12. Friday, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, SEIU and Friends presence outside of ICE in SF
630 Sansome St
Members & Friends of local SEIU have been outside of ICE for the last 5 weeks. All are welcomed to stand with them to say NO to deportations and NO to ICE sweeps.
There is no listing on social media. ALL are welcomed to participate.
13. Friday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Report Back! U.S. Delegation to Honduras
The Eric Quezada Center for Culture & Politics
518 Valencia St.
In the aftermath of the highly contested presidential elections, 50 religious leaders and activists traveled to Honduras from January 24th to 30th, 2018. The visit coincided with inauguration of Juan Orlando Hernandez’s second term as president, which has been largely protested by the Honduran people and has been described by international observers as marred with irregularities and have called for new elections.
This Report Back will include observations and activities the U.S. Delegation took part in.
Jose Artiga is Executive Director of the Share Foundation
Juan Rivera is Director of Marketing & Communications at CARECEN SF
Radio Progreso Representative – Video Update
Sponsors: Carecen SF, The Eric Quezada Center & The Center for Political Education
14. Friday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, The Reparations Tour: White Solidarity with Black Power Blueprint
Dolores Street Community Services
938 Valencia St.
The Reparations Tour: White Solidarity with the Black Power Blueprint is part of a U.S. wide tour building support for the Black Power Blueprint Project, a program for economic and political power in the hands of the African working class of St. Louis in the wake of the mass resistance following the police murder of Mike Brown in 2014.
The Black Power Blueprint is a community project that is purchasing and revitalizing buildings in the heart of the impoverished O’Fallon neighborhood, creating programs for community economic development such as the Uhuru House community center and the One Africa! One Nation! Marketplace and community garden. The project also includes collective renovation of a building to be used as a community kitchen, bakery and African Independence Workforce program for black workers who are coming out of the U.S. colonial prison system.
This tour offers white people an opportunity to support the projects through reparations to the black community and to stand in solidarity with the movement for self-determination and power in the hands of the black working class.
Saturday, March 24
“March for Our Lives”
Site for all listings: https://event.marchforourlives.com/event/march-our-lives-events/search/
15. Saturday 10:00am – 1:00pm. March for Our Lives RALLY – Oakland (See SF item # 17)
Frank H. Ogawa Plz.
Note that that the Oakland event will just be a rally leading up to the San Francisco march. At the end of the Oakland rally, we will all “march”/BART” to San Francisco to join forces with them at 1 p.m. At the end of their program (around 2:45), we will all march together in solidarity.
For the Oakland rally, we will hear from our students, advocacy groups, and our representatives. It is to stand in solidarity with the 700+ events happening around the country. We have scheduled our event at this time on purpose so everyone can head over to the San Francisco event and rally behind them.
16. Saturday, 11:00am – 5:00pm, TGNC Rights and Empowerment Day
API Equality – Northern California Office
17 Walter U. Lum Place
Wheelchair accessible; bathrooms gender neutral
APIENC’s Trans Justice Working Group is organizing a TGNC Rights and Empowerment Day centered on our transgender and gender non-conforming Asian and Pacific Islander community. We are holding a day-long gathering in order to empower TGNC API people in the Bay Area towards larger social change in which we all feel safe in our bodies, homes, and communities. During this event, we’re planning for multiple workshops, community building activities, and drop-in hours for TGNC API folks to eat, relax, learn, and connect with others.
Note: Participants do NOT have to attend the full day! You are welcome the full day, but should feel free to drop in to the sessions you are most interested in.
17. Saturday, 1:00pm, March for Our Lives – RALLY & MARCH – San Francisco
San Francisco City Hall
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Pl.
–RALLY TAKES PLACE FROM 1PM-2:45PM AT CIVIC CENTER PLAZA WITH A MARCH FOLLOWING. FULL DETAILS TBD.
–ROADS SURROUNDING CIVIC CENTER WILL BE CLOSED TO THOUGH TRAFFIC, SO PLAN ACCORDINGLY. EVENT IS HAPPENING RAIN OR SHINE.
Instead of crying we are speaking. Instead of mourning we are protesting. And instead of waiting, the youth across the Bay Area are making our voices heard about gun violence.
Join us at a rally in support of the National #MarchForOurLives movement in San Francisco. Let’s fill Civic Center with our passion and power against gun violence and demand action.
DOWNLOAD FREE PRINTABLE POSTERS HERE: http://bit.ly/MFOLSFPosters
Sunday, March 25
18. Sunday, 9:30am – 11:00am, Immigration Detention Camps, a CIVIC exposure
First Unitarian Universalist Society
1187 Franklin St.
Rodrigo Torres is a volunteer with CIVIC an organization whose volunteers visit and monitor 43 facilities (including the West County Detention Center in Richmond, California) and run the largest national hotline for detained immigrants.
CIVIC is devoted to abolishing U.S. immigration detention, while ending the isolation of people suffering in this profit-driven system. Recently, CIVIC was barred by the Contra Costa sheriff from visiting immigrants at West County because their work has exposed terrible conditions there. CIVIC is fighting back and Rodrigo will inform us on CIVIC’s work, the conditions in the detention camps, how CIVIC plans to fight back against being barred from West County, and how others can help.
Host: UU Forum Committee
19. Sunday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, Panel & Workshop: Current Threats to Immigrants
Congregation Beth El
1301 Oxford St.
Come learn how recent immigration policies affect members of our community. Meet representatives from organizations working for immigrant justice.
1:00 PM: Nosh and Networking
1:30 PM: Presentation by a panel of experts on current immigration issues
3:15 PM: Opportunity to learn about groups doing political, educational, and direct service work with immigrants. Find out how you can participate.
RSVP to email@example.com (Walk-ins Welcome)
Co-hosted by Congregation Beth El, Kehilla Community Synagogue, Temple Sinai, the JCC East Bay, and Chochmat HaLev
20. Sunday, 1:30pm – 4:30pm, “Nuclear Cattle” Documentary and Discussion about Fukushima
Berkeley Central Library, Community Room – 3rd Floor
2090 Kittredge St. (nr Shattuck BART)
“Nuclear Cattle,” directed by Tamotsu Matsubara, focuses on the farmers’ response after the government ordered them to slaughter livestock exposed to radiation due to the disaster.
Matsubara spent about five years making the film, repeatedly returning to affected areas in Fukushima Prefecture from June 2011 onward, capturing the thoughts of the cattle farmers.
“People whose voices aren’t normally heard often ring the truest,” Matsubara says, referring to the people he met.
As a consequence of the disaster, the farmers have been unable to sell cattle exposed to radiation, and are also losing money on food for the animals. Yet in some cases, they continue to keep the cows.
Host: No Nukes Action
21. Sunday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Re-Affirming Sanctuary!
First Unitarian Universalist Society
1187 Franklin St.
In light of the racist attacks from Trump/Pence, Jeff Sessions and ICE against our immigrant community it is essential that we express our commitment to love and resistance: Celebrating and Re-Affirming Sanctuary — with S.F. Rockin Labor Chorus,Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern, Rev. Deborah Lee, Francisco Herrera, immigrant testimonials and more.
No Ban, No Wall, Sanctuary for All! We Stand with the 11 Million!
22. Sunday, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, Feed the People at OGP
Oscar Grant Plaza Amphitheater
500 14th St.
The last Sunday of every month attendees of the Occupy Oakland General Assembly get together to share some food with each other and the community. There will be a table, utensils/plates, meat and veggie entrees and whatnot, courtesy of the Kitchen Committee, so bring yourself, or something to share as well if you’d like.
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 PM at the Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway. If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 4:00 PM we meet at the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland.