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Tell Congress: STOP Fueling War in Yeman
Support the War Powers Resolution S.J.Res 54 to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led war on Yeman
Email your lawmakers now and tell them to support the War Powers 54 to end US support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen.
Email your lawmakers, click here: https://stopthewar.us/ Email your lawmakers now and tell them to support the to the Saudi-led war in Yemen.
Yemen is facing a massive humanitarian catastrophe
Under Trump, U.S. support for the Saudi-led bombing campaign has escalated, while transparency has diminished.3
The U.S. military has been aiding the bombing campaign by refilling the tanks of Saudi warplanes— fueling the strikes that have killed thousands and left millions more in a dire state of sickness and starvation
– 7 million people in Yemen are dependent on food aid for any reliable sustenance—and that number is expected to reach 10 million this year.
– Another 20 million civilians in Yemen need urgent humanitarian aid, including nearly one million who have cholera. 5
Fact sheet from Indivisible: https://www.indivisible.org/resource/end-unauthorized-war-in-yemen/
A. Philando Castile charity wipes out kids’ lunch debt in district where he worked (March 3, 2018)
Philando Castile was killed by the Minnesota police in July 2016. Philando was a supervisor in a school cafeteria. Out of his own pocket he would pay for lunches for kids that didn’t have lunch money. His legacy lives on!!
B. Good News: Jesus is free!!!
The strength of our community was stronger than ever this week when we uplifted our voices to demand Justice for Jesus and his family! Thanks to the support of our community who, not only filled the courtroom during Jesus’ bond hearing at ICE this past wednesday, but also took to the streets to denounce the mass arrests and abuse from ICE this week.
On wednesday an immigration judge granted Jesus’ bond and he is finally reunited with his family and children.
This victory would not have been made possible without the leadership and commitment of the community, that of Jesus’ courageous family and the many people who continue to advocate for our people’s freedom. Together, we will win! THANK YOU!!! #Justice4Jesus
Info: Immigrant Liberation Movement.
C. Family calls on Gascon to charge officers who shot homeless man (February 28, 2018)
See item # 6
D. DA’s office declines to file charges in police shooting of Oakland man (March 2, 2018)
R.I.P. ♥ O’Shaine Evans and ♥ Matthew Hoffman
E. Photos & Videos of February 28 Demo at SF ICE
Sunday, March 4 – Thursday, March 8
Sunday, March 4
1. Sunday, 9:30am – 11:00am, UU Forum: The Fight for Net Neutrality: What we can do to protect equal access
Unitarian Universalist Center
1187 Geary Blvd, MLK Room
Trump’s FCC has taken steps to do away with net neutrality, which would undermine equal access to the internet in our country.
We will get an update from two Bay Area leaders and activists about the attack on net neutrality; why net neutrality is so crucial for our democracy and must be defended; and what we can do in San Francisco to protect it at all levels of government.
Tracy Rosenberg is the executive director of Media Alliance. She organizes and advocates for a free, accountable and accessible media system; monitors the mainstream media for accuracy and fair representation; and has facilitated the training of many groups in effective communications. She is published in newspapers and blogs around the country. She serves on the board of the Alliance for Community Media (Western Region), on the steering committee of the Media Action Grassroots Network and co-coordinates Oakland Privacy.
Katherine Trendacosta is a Policy Analyst at the Electronic Frontier foundation, focusing on intellectual property, net neutrality, fair use, free speech online, and intermediary liability. With a background as a writer and editor of science fiction and science, she got her JD at USC Gould School of Law, doing work with the USC Intellectual Property and Technology Law Clinic. She has major responsibility for Net Neutrality activism at EFF.
2. Sunday, 1:00pm – 5:00pm, A Community Forum on Women’s Resistance & Liberation
Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California
1433 Madison Ave.
Join Third World Resistance for a community forum on Women’s Resistance & Liberation. We will be uplifting the history of International Working Women’s Day and will focus on the current political climate on how the escalation of Fascism has been impacting women here in the U.S. and abroad. Join us with a powerful panel of women of color speakers and cultural workers in resistance as we RISE against Fascism and violence against women.
There will also be sign and banner-making to prepare for the International Working Women’s Day March & Celebration on Sunday, March 11th at 2PM.
Hosts: Anakbayan East Bay, Gabriela-Oakland, Critical Resistance, VietUnity – East Bay, the Center for Political Education, Haiti Action Network, AROC, Design Collective
Monday, March 5
3. Monday, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, The Justice Study National Launch – Informational Session
Impact Hub – San Francisco
1885 Mission St.
After accompanying the Frisco5 in a Hunger Strike protesting police killings in San Francisco, physicians and researchers of the Do No Harm Coalition were asked by community members of the Justice 4 Mario Woods Coalition to create a research project to investigate the health outcomes in communities where there is police violence and no justice. The research team from UCSF and Santa Clara University developed The Justice Study with community direction.
The scope of the study will investigate all law enforcement violence–from police to ICE to FBI–and research tools will be available in English and Spanish. Please join us for an informational gathering about this research, what its impact can be and how you can get involved.
Hosts: Do No Harm Coalition, APTP & Justice Study
Tuesday, March 6
4. Tuesday, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, KEEP Families Together: Rally to Protect Immigrant Communities
Decoto Road & Alvarado Niles Blvd.
***If coming from San Francisco, or Oakland on BART take the Warm Springs train and get off at Union City Bart Station.
Directions from Union City Bart Station to the rally:
1. When exiting the Union City Bart Station facing the parking lot, make a right and walk down to DECOTO ROAD.
2. When getting to DECOTO ROAD, from the Bart Station, make a left hand turn and walk up DECOTO ROAD to Alvarado Niles Blvd.
3. We will be in front of the Mongolian Hot Pot (34396 Alvarado Niles Rd, Union City, CA 94587)
Congregations Organizing for Renewal and Filipino Advocates for Justice (UC) are hosting a rally to organize, inform, support, and stand up for immigrant rights. With the threat of deportations, ICE raids, family separation, and the repeal of DACA, we are coming together to show that we as immigrants are NO different from others and that this is OUR home! Over 150 people have been arrested by ICE in the past week. We are hosting this event to show that we are committed to protecting our immigrant families, who are an essential part of our community.
§ Stand Up for Immigrant Rights!
§ Protect Our Immigrant Communities!
§ We’re Here To Stay!
§ Keep Families Together
§ We’re NO Different From Others!
§ This is OUR Home!
Hosts: A Day Without Immigrants – SF + 2 Other groups
5. Tuesday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Insurgent Voices: Striving to End Racism in America
Marines Memorial Theatre
609 Sutter St., (@ Mason St.), 2nd Floor
$60 – $250
Join The Women’s Building for an evening of theatrical excerpts and conversation with three innovative trailblazers that have changed America’s social justice landscape:
Alicia Garza, Co-founder of Black Lives Matter
Anna Deavere Smith, Playwright, actor and educator
Lateefah Simon, Akonadi Foundation President
This event is a fundraiser for The Women’s Building’s newest advocacy work: To end violence against women.
Cash bar will be available.
Wednesday, March 7
6. Wednesday, 10:00am – 11:00am. 1Y + 11M, Life of Luis Gόngora Pat
Shotwell & 19th Streets
It has been one year and eleven months since Luis was killed by the SFPD. We gather each month on the 7th where Luis was killed, to support the family and hear recent updates and plans.
Check Justice 4 Luis….site for updates
Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, PEACE VIGIL (See item #11)
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 weekly on local, national and global PEACE & JUSTICE issues.
Signage & fliers provided
All are welcomed.
7. Wednesday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Fight the SF Gang Injunctions Community Meeting
Alex Pitcher Community Center
Join the Coalition to End San Francisco Gang Injunctions for a community meeting to learn more about the active gang injunctions, who is impacted, and what you can do.
Food, Spanish interpretation, and childcare will be provided.
*Please RSVP by March 2nd for interpretation or childcare services to Endtheinjunctions@gmail.com
8. Wednesday, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Addressing Anti-Blackness in API Communities
UC Berkeley Multicultural Center
220 MLK Jr. Student Union
The racial landscape of the United States has changed dramatically in the last two centuries, allowing for dynamic challenges, conflicts, and alliances, but over the course of history, the oppression of Black people in this country has remained fundamental to American social structure.
We as API communities (read: South Asian, Southwest Asian, Southeast Asian, Central Asian, East Asian, Pacific Islander), from our own place of racial privilege and racial oppression, have much to unpack in order to stand in solidarity with the movement for Black Lives. We want to hold that “API” as a grouping has often excluded West Asians, Southwest Asians, South Asians, Southeast Asians, and Pacific Islanders. This space will actively seek to include those on the margins of the “API” identity.
An anti-Blackness workshop specific to API communities. We’ll challenge our personal practices, talk about how to have the conversation with friends/family, and commit to decentering ourselves in order to center Black livelihood. The workshop will be facilitated by Kim Tran, with support from Appuni Chemmachel and el lee.
Dinner will be provided!
Thursday, March 8
International Women’s Day
9. Thursday, 4:30pm – 6:30pm, EAST BAY International Women’s Day of Action
Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park
2151 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
As part of the International Women’s Strike movement, in the San Francisco Bay Area we call for:
* 24 hours of action on March 8th
*12pm/ lunch-time : Local Speak-Out/ Strike Action @ our local workplaces, schools, and neighborhoods to make our presence visible, wearing red, and being vocal about women and LGBTQI, immigrant and people of color rights, as well as those with
* 4.30pm to 6pm: REGIONAL RALLIES
@ Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco & Civic Center Plaza in Berkeley.
We call on community organizations, local unions, both elected officials and rank and file workers, as well as labor councils to actively engage with this re-emerging independent, non-corporate, and grassroots women’s movement, for we believe our unions and working class women have been and should continue to be at the center of this struggle.
Hosts: IWS National Committee and March 8th/Bay Area for Reproductive Justice Organizing Committee