UPDATES ~ ANNOUNCEMENTS ~ Saturday, April 7 – Tuesday, April 10 (from Adrienne Fong)

To People with “Earthlink” as an internet provider:  The last several announcements format has been altered by earthlink – They have combined words, changed the color and font size of things and added various accent marks – just to let U know it is not me that is doing this 

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

UPDATES: 

A. Inside an Immigrant Caravan: Women and Children, Fleeing Violence (April 4, 2018)

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/04/04/world/americas/mexico-trump-caravan.html 

B. Family and community mourn couple killed in Kern County crash while fleeing ICE (April 2, 2018)

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-delano-ice-funeral-20180402-story.html

2  ACTIONS 

1. Viral video raises worry over Sinclair’s political messaging inside local news

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwA4k0E51Oo&feature=youtu.be

  Stop the dangerous Sinclair Broadcast Group merger – Petition 

  https://petitions.moveon.org/sign/deny-merger-of-sinclair?akid=203057.675518.03ikvb&rd=1&source=mo&t=13

   If approved, the purchase of Tribune Media’s 42 stations would enable Sinclair to reach 72 percent of U.S. households — significantly more than the nationwide audience cap of 39 percent as determined by Congress. 

2. Hold Israel accountable for killing Palestinian Protesters in Gaza – Petition 

https://www.afsc.org/action/hold-israel-accountable-killing-palestinian-protesters-gaza (If my info pops up just erase it and put your info in) 

  Last Friday, tens of thousands of Palestinians in Gaza took part in the Great Return March. Israel responded to this nonviolent protest through a brutal show of force, opening fire on protesters and deploying tear gas by drones, killing at least 23 Palestinians and injuring approximately 2,000.

Today, a second Friday in a row, Palestinians are protesting in Gaza as part of a nonviolent protest known as the Great Return March. At least three Palestinian have already been killed and over 250 others have been wounded today. Palestinians in Gaza have said they will remain on the border and will continue Friday protests through May 15, demanding action to address Israel’s occupation and denial of their rights. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Saturday, April 7th; Sunday, April 8th– Tuesday, April 10th 

Saturday, April 7

1. Saturday, 10:00am – 3:00pm, Joining Forces Against Policing and Jails in SF (UPDATE)

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

Please register here:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeqwWTpfytZ8b9C113MEXham65A8rHl8ZOoGWui_YMGda1xNQ/viewform

This info wasn’t clear earlier. 

Accessibility: Venue is wheelchair accessible. Childcare and language interpretation provided upon request, please contact us regarding this and other accessibility needs.
Contact: nosfjail@curbprisonspending.org – 510.444.0484 – https://nonewsfjail.wordpress.com/

Lunch provided. Donations accepted.

A Half Day Summit Against the Prison Industrial Complex

The Summit will bring together organizational partners and community activists working to stop the violence of the prison industrial complex in San Francisco. Summit presenters and participants will discuss interrelated topics such as jail construction, gang injunctions, justice for community members murdered by police, tasers, bail reform, increased policing on our streets, and more. Interactive workshops, trainings, and panel discussions will allow for participants to share information and strategize between campaigns. Our goal is to strengthen connections between our organizations and efforts in order to better address the interlocking impacts of imprisonment, policing, surveillance, courts, and prosecution in San Francisco. Join us. 

Before the Summit: SAT. April 7th is the TWO YEAR anniversary of the killing of Luis Góngora Pat by SFPD. We will start the day as always on the 7th with a special ceremony at 10am at the altar at Shotwell and 19th. At it’s conclusion, we will walk to City College to join the summit against policing and jails in SF.

Hosts: Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, No New SF Jail Coalition, Critical Resistance Oakland, CUAV, TGI Justice Project

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/374153742995243/

Accessibility: Venue is wheelchair accessible. Childcare and language interpretation provided upon request, please contact us regarding this and other accessibility needs.
Contact: nosfjail@curbprisonspending.org – 510.444.0484 – https://nonewsfjail.wordpress.com/

Lunch provided. Donations accepted.

A Half Day Summit Against the Prison Industrial Complex

The Summit will bring together organizational partners and community activists working to stop the violence of the prison industrial complex in San Francisco. Summit presenters and participants will discuss interrelated topics such as jail construction, gang injunctions, justice for community members murdered by police, tasers, bail reform, increased policing on our streets, and more. Interactive workshops, trainings, and panel discussions will allow for participants to share information and strategize between campaigns. Our goal is to strengthen connections between our organizations and efforts in order to better address the interlocking impacts of imprisonment, policing, surveillance, courts, and prosecution in San Francisco. Join us. 

Before the Summit: SAT. April 7th is the TWO YEAR anniversary of the killing of Luis Góngora Pat by SFPD. We will start the day as always on the 7th with a special ceremony at 10am at the altar at Shotwell and 19th. At it’s conclusion, we will walk to City College to join the summit against policing and jails in SF.

Hosts: Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, No New SF Jail Coalition, Critical Resistance Oakland, CUAV, TGI Justice Project

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/374153742995243/

Sunday, April 8

2. Sunday, 11:00am – 12Noon, Apr Protest at Richmond Jail / Immigrant Detention Center

West County Detention Facility
5555 Giant Highway
Richmond

In the wake of Bay Area ICE raids, the feds suing California, and a shutdown of CIVIC’s weekly visits to detainees, join the community circle to protest at Richmond’s West County Detention Center (WCDF)! Those detained right in our midst are our loved ones, neighbors, co-workers, and classmates. The impact of these racist, cruel separations has enormous economic and social impact on our communities. And the same is true for the general population in jail, who are also unfairly criminalized and detained for lengthy periods before trial.

• HEAR samba band Sistah Boom
• GET UPDATES from families of detained folks
• SHOUT with the Let Our People Go community circle
• AND MORE TO BE ADDED SOON

LET OUR PEOPLE GO is a youth-and-elder-friendly action that opposes the immorality of detentions/deportations and mass incarceration with activist debriefs, music, art, stories, poetry, interactive small groups, and representation from various faith communities and faithless humanists. Accessible site with parking, plus bathrooms right inside in the visitors waiting room. 

Sponsors: Bend the Arc Jewish Action + 5 Other groups

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/215298485690539/ 

3. Sunday, 12:30pm, Rev. Dr. Dorsey Ordell Blake: “Reflection on Martin Luther King Jr.” 

Unitarian Universalist Church, TSK Room
1187 Franklin St.
SF

There will be lunch provided and a musical interlude before the program. – For a nominal fee

Rev. Dr. Dorsey Ordell Blake, minister of SF’s Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples since 1994, has has extensive field ministry experience, including The California People of Faith Against the Death Penalty, The Interfaith Alliance for Prison Reform, Genesis, and The San Francisco Interfaith Council. At Starr King until 2015, he served as dean of faculty, a member of the core faculty, and a visiting professor of spirituality and prophetic justice. He currently chairs IDA, a social network empowering women and communities of color affected by today’s economic crisis.

Monday, April 9 

4. Monday, 8:30am – 12 Noon, Apr 9th: No Tar Sands in SF Bay

Bay Area Air Quality Management District
375 Beale St.
SF

Protect the Water – Join Idle No More SF Bay to say NO TAR SANDS IN OUR BAY!

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a permit to the Phillips 66 Refinery for the Refinery Expansion Project. This is the first part of a project leading toward the refinery processing more Alberta tar sands and allowing an additional 93+ oil tankers a year filled with tar sands into the Bay (also called oil sands or dilbit). These developments are directly related to the Kinder Morgan tar sands pipeline in Canada.

Come early to ensure that you get a seat inside the chambers – sometimes the fossil industry tries to pack the room. There is also an overflow room where people who want to make public comments can go to the chambers when their names are called. Be prepared to stay until 1:00 – we don’t know where this items is on the agenda. Bring something to keep you occupied and snacks to eat (there is a cafe on site and you can go in and out). Make sure you get a copy of the talking points and Indigenous protocols from Idle No More members. 

Sponsors: Idle No More + 2  Other groups

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1809067212728489/ 

5. Monday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Immigrant Rights Commission District 11 Special Hearing 

Muslim Community Center
4760 Mission St.
SF

Wheelchair accessible

Language services available

All are welcome to attend, listen, and make public comment at:

The San Francisco Immigrant Rights Commission
District 11 Neighborhood Meeting and Special Hearing with Supervisor Safaí

Supervisor Ahsha Safaí & the San Francisco Immigrant Rights Commission invite you to a Special Neighborhood Meeting on the Impact of Immigration Policies on SF Families. Discussion will focus on how immigration policies are impacting local families and businesses — and what San Francisco residents can do.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/201730097091994/

Tuesday, April 10 

6. Tuesday, 10:00am – 11:00am, People’s Summons to the #ICEonTrial Tribunal

To: ICE Enforcement & Removal Operations SF Field Office Director David Jennings
630 Sansome St.
SF

See FB site for Alameda & Contra Costa info for April 10th.

On Tuesday, April 10, Freedom for Immigrants (formerly known as CIVIC), allied organizations, and community members will issue simultaneous People’s Summons at multiple sites in the Bay Area and Washington DC to officials who are complicit in the mass incarceration and deportation machine. We are demanding their presence at the People’s Tribunals at the National Archives in Washington, DC, on Thursday, April 12, and at West County Detention Facility in Richmond, CA, on Saturday, May 5:

   Bay Area Tribunal: https://www.facebook.com/events/954269591416078.

As ICE continues to target and terrorize immigration rights’ activists and other community members by serving them with Notices to Appear (which signal the start of deportation proceedings), these People’s Summons will serve both as a public call for accountability and a learning moment for authority figures who have never had to experience the anxiety of receiving a slip of paper designed to instill fears over being forcibly separated from their loved ones and exiled from their homes.

At the People’s Tribunal, survivors of ICE detention will share their testimonies about the physical and psychological consequences of being caged for a civil violation. Our People’s Summons demand that the individuals in power who profit off the suffering of our neighbors and comrades listen to these stories of harm and abuse that they choose to so heartlessly and cowardly inflict, and accept the judgment that we, the people, issue in turn.

Action Organizers: California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance (CIYJA); Pueblo Sin Fronteras

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1088161231341751/

7, Tuesday, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, District 4 and District 7 Crime and Public Safety Forum (Info primarily from Police Officers Assoc.) 

San Francisco Zoo
Sloat Blvd. & The Great Highway
SF

Join the SF Police Officers Association and local law enforcement leaders for a community conversation around crime in the neighborhood. This gathering will focus on an update for D4 and D7 residents.

This is the 3rd forum in the series of crime and public safety forums that will be held throughout the city – one will be coming to your neighborhood soon! All of these forums are open to the public.

Participants: Supervisor Katy Tang, Inner Sunset Park Neighbors, Outer Sunset Residents Association, and Stop Crime SF.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1581029828662815/

8. Tuesday, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Oakland Surveillance Ordinance Hearing 

1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 1st Floor
SF

Tell Oakland we need a Surveillance Ordinance!

The Oakland Public Safety Committee will be voting to support a Surveillance Ordinance that would work to protect our right to privacy.

The proposed ordinance would require essential transparency, accountability, and oversight for all surveillance technology proposals, and ensures the public has the opportunity to learn about the civil rights and civil liberties impact of surveillance technologies before local officials acquire them. If acquired, technologies must be reexamined to ensure any benefits outweigh the civil liberties and civil rights costs.

Sponsor: CAIR San Francisco Bay Area

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1832184887086100/

9. Tuesday, 7:00pm – 9:00pmVictories from the Inside Out: Dismantling the Prison Industrial Complex 

First Congregational Church of Oakland
2501 Harrison St.
Oakland

Tickets sliding scale $5 – $25. No one turned away for lack of funds. 100% of proceeds go to Initiate Justice and LSPC/AOUON. 

Taina Vargas-Edmond, Executive Director of Initiate Justice, and Dorsey Nunn, Executive Director of Legal Services for Prisoners with Children/All of Us or None, will be in conversation with Tim Wise at this live taping of his national podcast. These two leaders in the forefront of policy and advocacy work on behalf of incarcerated Californians, the formally-incarcerated, and their families will look at recent victories and efforts currently underway.

Host: SURJ Bay Area

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/04/01/18808109.php

10. Tuesday7:00pm – 10:00pm, Walls and Bridges: Extremism 

Chinese Cultural Center of San Francisco
750 Kearny St
SF

Free

Reservations: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/walls-and-bridges-extremism-tickets-43994960110

How should we talk about hate?
From Charlottesville to Silicon Valley, hate speech and extremism have become a regular part of the national conversation over the past couple years. As part of a special series of live events, we’ll talk with a panel of experts about polarized politics, emboldened white nationalists, and how we can move forward in a time of intense division.

In this special conversation presented by KQED, a panel of experts will dig into the roots of this cultural and political shift and tackle those uncomfortable questions of racism, polarization and hateful speech. We’ll explore what’s led to the rise of extremism in the U.S., whether we’ve seen anything like it before, and how the country can move forward from a period of such intense division.

Panelists: 
Ijeoma Oluo
, author, “So You Want To Talk About Race,” editor-at-large, The Establishment

Dr. Lawrence Rosenthal, chair & lead researcher, UC Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies

Brittan Heller, director of technology & society, Anti-Defamation League National

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