UPDATES ~ ANNOUNCEMENTS: Tuesday, April 17 – Thursday, April 19 (from Adrienne Fong)

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. Caught in a lie, US & allies bomb Syria the night before international inspectors arrive – Op-Ed by Eva Bartlett(April 15, 2018)

https://www.rt.com/op-ed/424186-us-allies-syria-lie/

B. Stephon Clark’s killing raises tough question: Should cops always charge in? (April 15, 2017)

https://www.sfchronicle.com/crime/article/Stephon-Clark-s-killing-raises-tough-question-12835278.php

C. East Bay Cities Consider Banning Companies That Help ICE Track Down Immigrants From Bidding on City Contracts (April 16, 2018)

https://www.eastbayexpress.com/SevenDays/archives/2018/04/16/east-bay-cities-consider-banning-companies-that-help-ice-track-down-immigrants-from-bidding-on-city-contracts

  See item # 7

D. Israel targets reporters, medics in Gaza protests (4/13/18)

https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/maureen-clare-murphy/israel-targets-reporters-medics-gaza-protests?utm_source=EI+readers&utm_campaign=6baa3af647-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e802a7602d-6baa3af647-299173401

 2 – ACTIONS 

1. Tell border state governors: Don’t help Trump terrorize border communities 

 Petition to the governors of Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas reads: “Don’t help Donald Trump terrorize border communities.

 Call back your National Guard members and refuse to deploy any more of them.”

https://act.credoaction.com/sign/nationalguards_border?t=2&akid=28112%2E21110%2ExuB7SV

2. Tell DHS: Stop separating families at the border 

 Petition to Department of Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen:

“Separating families at the border is inhumane and unnecessary. Stop this cruel practice immediately.”  

https://act.credoaction.com/sign/no_family_separation?t=5&akid=28131%2E21110%2EO3-PVV

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tuesday, April 17 – Thursday, April 19 

Tuesday, April 17

1. Tuesday, 8:30am – 9:30am, Countdown 9 Days To DeadlineGascón: Charge the Killers of Luis Góngora Pat or Resign!

Hall of Justice
850 Bryant St.
SF

Tuesday – Thursday 8:30am – 9:30am – Join the family of Luis and supporters of Justice 4 Luis Gongora Pat!

In 2016, the SF Board of Supervisors approved a $1.5 million dollar budget for D.A. Gascon to investigate police criminal misconduct. What changed? NADA! This bureau has dismissed the back log of @SFPD killing cases since 2011, without charges!

Pending from 2016 only are Luis’s and Mario Wood’s cases plus the new ones of 2017-2018. Every other fatal officer involved shooting since 2011, Gascon has dismissed without charges. He either starts charging killer cops or steps aside and let’s someone else do it! Gascon: Charge or Resign!

Your presence will make a huge difference! 

Mayan War Room in Honor of Luís Góngora Pat at the Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission St., 2nd Floor.

  Come by to visit on Tuesday-Saturday. The exquisite embroidered protest artwork from Luis’s widow Doña Carmen, daughter Rosana and other women family members will be available for a donation.. T-Shirts; buttons are also available

  Closing reception is on Friday, April 20thhttps://www.facebook.com/events/1060572714094741/

Info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/230409604013458/

2. Tuesday, 9:30am – 6:00pm, Impasse Resolution Proceedings  between  City and County of S.F.  and  S.F .Police Officers’ Association 

Hall of Justice
850 Bryant St., Room 551
SF

Open to the public.

From the agenda Tuesday appears to be the ONLY day that the public can comment on the contract negotiations: “…The Arbitration Board will take public comment on the single item for this meeting at the conclusion of the proceeding on the second day, April 17, 2018, before recess…”

Schedule of Meetings / Agenda +More info: http://sfdhr.org/sites/default/files/documents/Notices/Public-Notice-POA-Negotiations.pdf

Brief summary of today’s hearings from Anand of The No Justice No Deal Coalition

  • The City put our demand related to DOJ recommendations forward! This is a major victory. The City’s proposal calls for a meet-and-confer within 14 days of any policies/orders intended to implement the DOJ recommendations (as opposed to the normal 30 days). If no agreement is reached, the POA would waive its rights to factfinding and arbitration, and the City would move forward with its plan.
  • Public comment will take place tomorrow, likely from around 4-6 p.m., in Room 551 at the Hall of Justice (850 Bryant St.). A major turnout from our coalition would be great. Comments will likely be up to 3 minutes each (maybe 2 if we have a huge turnout). I think we need to focus on supporting the City’s proposal encompassing our demand in two ways:
    1. Commenting on how the POA has a history of blocking common-sense reforms.
    2. Commenting on the impact of the POA blocking reforms.
  • The arbitration board is comprised of three people: Board Chair David Weinberg (we should be focused on him), a POA representative (Gary Delagnes), and a City representative (Carol Isen)
  • See this Google album for pics I took of selected documents made available to the public. The pics represent a list of all disputed terms, a close-up of City Proposal (CP) #22 (representing the DOJ recommendations demand), a close-up of CP #52 (related to paying the POA president’s salary—a demand in our first letter to the Mayor), and a progress report from the SFPD on implementation of the reforms.

Other takeaways:

  • Today consisted of opening remarks and testimony from two witnesses: an “expert” called by the POA to testify about wage considerations and a City employee who pulled together the survey of comparable cities.
  • Chief Scott will be testifying tomorrow about the DOJ recommendations, along with Micki Callahan, Gary Delagnes, and others—I’ll try to send a pic of the schedule in the morning (hearing starts at 9:30 a.m.)
  • The City has two major goals: implementation of the DOJ recs and allowing the Chief/Command Staff more control over shift assignments
  • For my (sporadic and limited) notes, see this link. I’ll try to update it every day (unfortunately, there’s not a good phone or wireless signal in the room, so it’ll be tough to do real-time notes in Google Docs). 

Next week’s schedule hearings are Monday 4/23, Tuesday 4/24 and Wednesday 4/25. 

3. Tuesday, 4:30pm – 5:30pm, TAX Rally 

Grand Lake Theater
3200 Grand Ave – Intersection
Oakland

Note from organizer: We will be part of over 100 Tax March events happening throughout the country, uniting to call for a fair tax code and an economy that works for everyone.

As the local organizer, I wanted to introduce myself to you and encourage you to invite friends and family to join you at this important event.

The organizers sent some T-shirts and posters and also a giant TRUMP CHICKEN which I hope to assemble!

I will make some signs or you can bring your own.

4. Tuesday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Kayla’s Birthday Celebration at Provo Park! 

Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park
2151 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley

Accessibility: We will be setting up in a paved area, so the event will be wheelchair accessible. We will also provide chairs for those who wish to sit.

Five years have passed since the death of disabled Black trans loved one Kayla Moore at the hands of Berkeley Police, so we are throwing a great big party to keep her memory alive! Expect food, music, art and updates from the family about the court case.

Sponsor: Justice 4 Kayla Moore

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/175014956627047/

5. Tuesday, 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Israel: A Democracy Or A Colonial Project? 

UC Berkeley
110 Boalt Hall
Berkeley

A discussion with Knesset Member, Haneen Zoabi facilitated by Dr. Hatem Bazian.

Zoabi was elected to the 20th Knesset (Israeli Parliament) on behalf of the Joint List (Hadash, Raam, Balad, Taal), and is member of the Education, Culture and Sports Committee, and the Lobby for the Strengthening and Development of the Arab Economy.

Sponsors: Center for Race & Gender’s Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project at UC Berkeley.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/356376081544211/

6. Tuesday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, “Colombia: the struggle for lasting peace: w/union leader Nidia Quintero 

ANSWER
2969 Mission St.
SF

A tour featuring Nidia Quintero, General Secretary of FENSUAGRO, Colombia’s largest federation of agricultural workers unions.

Over a year ago, peace accords were signed in Colombia that officially ended 52 years of civil war. But there are powerful enemies of the peace who want to undermine the accords any way they can.

The transnational corporations and big landowners are trying to stop reforms that benefit rural communities. They are terrorizing rural, indigenous, and Afro Colombian families and forcing them to leave their land.

Nidia Quintero, General Secretary of FENSUAGRO, comes from a farming family that was displaced because of the armed conflict from the department of Cauca. She relocated to Putumayo, where she and her family became community and labor organizers. Fifteen of her fellow organizers were assassinated for their activities between 2000 and 2004, including her husband, a union leader, and her 19-year-old son.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/03/21/18807577.php 

7. Tuesday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Deport ICE: Alameda 

Alameda City Council
2263 Santa Clara Ave., Rm. 320
Alameda

Making Sanctuary Real continues in the Bay Area. On April 17, we have a Deport ICE doubleheader with the cities of Richmond and Alameda both considering a Sanctuary City Contracting and Investment Ordinance which wil cut the data pipes to ICE by prohibiting municipal contracts and investments with data brokers that sell information to ICE to track and profile immigrants. This gets public money out of subsidizing the Trump deportation machine.

In Alameda, the bill sponsor is Vice Mayor Malia Vella.

We need Alamedans to turn out, but all of us in the Bay Area are in the sanctuary city battle with the Trump Administration. We need to support our elected officials all over the Bay Area in standing up with our immigrant communities.

Sponsor: The Day We Fight Back & 3 Other groups

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/904102786426479/

Wednesday, April 18 

8. Wednesday, 5:00pm – 6:30pm, Solidarity Demonstration with LaZAD

Civic Center BART Station
SF

As the ZAD fights for its preservation against ongoing state repression, we’ll take up the spirit of our comrades in France here in SF.

Last week the French state began evicting the ZAD (Zone to defend) – an occupation by more than 80 collectives which forced the abandonment of an airport project. The state sent 2,500 police accompanied by armored vehicles and demolition machinery to attack everything the occupied territory stands for and all that it has achieved. The ZAD is one of the longest-running projects of autonomous politics in our time, and serves as a coordinating node for radical organizing across France and Europe.

In 2011 police raided and destroyed the Occupy encampments across this country, then in 2017 a militarized force dismantled the Standing Rock camp. Now the forces of order, with constant gas and thousands of stun grenades, wish to write the ZAD into history as another thwarted possibility.

For more info. on the ZAD:
https://zadforever.blog/2018/04/05/targeted-evictions-begin-monday-9th-april/

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/04/15/18808488.php

9. Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, PEACE VIGIL  

One Post Street
(on the steps facing Market Street, below Feinsteins office,
directly above the Montgomery BART/Muni station).
SF

If it rains we will meet below the stairs to BART/MUNI

Focus varies each week on Peace & Justice issues

Signage & fliers provided
All are welcomed 

10. Wednesday, 5:30pm – 8:00pm, Defend Mission Protections at community meeting 

The Women’s Building
3543 18th St.
SF

MISSION – WE NEED YOU HERE! We expect gentrifying neighbors to show up to oppose our proposed Mission and Mission St protections that will be presented at this meeting.

Come get some food, share your thoughts about the legislation we have been working on with city officials, and defend our right to these Mission protections!

Sponsors: United to Save the Mission, Our Mission No Eviction, Cultural Action Network, Calle 24 Latino Cultural District

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/175467006605036/

11. Wednesday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Meeting – Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State 

Omni Commons
4799 Shattuck Ave.
Oakland

We fight against “pre-crime” and “thought-crime,” spy drones, facial recognition, police body cameras and requirements for “backdoors” to cellphones, to list just a few invasions of our privacy by all levels of Government.

We draft and push for privacy legislation for City Councils, at the County level, and in Sacramento. We advocate in op-eds and in the streets. We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and believe no one is illegal.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/03/22/18807643.php

12. Wednesday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Bay Area Writers and Artists of Color Endure Gentrification – A Collection of Stories

The Green Arcade
1680 Market St.
SF

Free

Endangered Species, Enduring Values is a new anthology of prose, poetry and four-color artwork by over sixty San Francisco area writers and artists of color. It presents a compelling snapshot by and of the city’s majority minority, who now comprise 58% of the residents in the nation’s most diverse and progressive metropolis.​

According to editor Shizue Seigel, the book’s title, Endangered Species, Enduring Values, refers to people all over the world, of every race and culture, who are losing their connection to the places, histories, values, and traditions that shaped societies over millennia. San Francisco’s residents of color, a significant but largely silent majority, draw strength from their heritage not only to survive but to thrive—through compassion and collaboration rather than competition.” Seigel gathered over 70 people of all ages and walks of life to respond artistically to these questions:

​• In challenging times, how do heritage, history, or spirituality inspire you as a person of color?

• What sustains you and keeps you working for a just and inclusive society?

• What do you want the world to understand about your heritage or community?

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/04/14/18808469.php

13. Wednesday7:30pm – 9:30pmAnti Police-Terror Project General Meeting 

East Side Arts Alliance
2277 International Blvd.
Oakland

Monthly meeting 

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1930821550561269/

Thursday, April 18 

14. Thursday, 9:30am – 11:00am, Rally & Petition Delivery for Stephon Clark!

Meet at:

1300 I Street
Sacramento

We will be meeting at the Attorney General’s office (1300 I Street), and marching to the District Attorney’s office (901 G Street) to hand deliver these signatures.

Color of Change’s petition met its signature goal and now it’s time to deliver. 

District Attorney Ann Marie Schubert, we need you to press charges on these two officers now! We are tired of police in Sacramento murdering us in the street with no consequences.

Sponsors: Black Lives Matter Sacramento and Color of Change

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/173788433275615/

15. Thursday, 1:00pm – 3:30pm, Budget Hearing on Homelessness! 

SF City Hall
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl, Room 250
SF

Join the Coalition on Homelessness and the Homeless Service Providers Association (HESPA) as we fight for more funding to serve homeless San Franciscans! Advocate with us at Budget Committee so that we can get the budget justice we need and deserve!

We will be requesting for $13.8 million to be added to the budget to serve homeless families, youth, seniors, and adults, including:
** 257 new housing subsidies
** replacement family emergency shelter
** new adult shelter in the Bayview
** housing navigators
** emergency housing assistance for youth
** right to counsel in evictions
** critical mental health services

This budget proposal was created with homeless people and homeless service providers.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/662466744084542/?notif_t=plan_edited¬if_id=1523918604685804

16. Thursday, 3:00pm – 6:00pm, Food Not Bombs – Food prep 

Station 40
3030B 16th Street (between Mission & Julian –across from 16th Street BART)
Ring door bell
(Up a flight of stairs)
SF

   Thursday, 6:00pm, Food Not Bombs – Food Share

   16th Street BART Plaza
SF

For information or to volunteer: call Micah at 415-738-9249 or send email to sffnbvolunteers@riseup.net.

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!

17. Thursday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Jacobin Launch Party: Health of Nations 

California Nurses Association
155 Grand Ave.
Oakland

Wheelchair accessible

For those fighting for Medicare for All, and health justice everywhere, Jacobin Magazine’s latest issue, The Health of Nations is an indispensable tool. Join us in coming together to discuss its relevance and celebrate its release!

Program will feature the latest left perspectives on our broken healthcare system and where the fight for health justice is heading, with talks by contributors to the issue, including Michael Lighty (Public Policy Director of National Nurses United) and Meagan Day (Staff Writer at Jacobin).

Sponsors: East Bay Democratic Socialist of America and Jacobin Magazine

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/365346660631223/

18. Thursday, 6:30pm – 9:00pm, CARF April Community Meeting 

New Valencia Hall
747 Polk St. (nr. Ellis St.)
SF

Be a part of building the Communities Against Racism and Fascism (CARF) Coalition and Rapid Response Network!

Communities Against Racism & Fascism (CARF) is seeking to build a direct-action Rapid Response Network with broad based coalitions to assemble the community to protest far-right, fascist, and neo-Nazi appearances with mass, direct counter-demonstrations. The Rapid Response Network is a text and email communication system that alerts members of upcoming actions so they can turn out for the protest and organize others to do the same.

Come to this community meeting if you are interested in doing something about the fascist threats against our communities by joining the CARF Coalition and/or the Rapid Response Network, or if you would like to learn more.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/04/16/18808527.php 

19. Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Land & Freedom: Sovereignty, Right to Return, Anti-Displacement 

Eastside Annex Gallery (NEXT DOOR TO MAIN EASTSIDE BUILDING!)
2289 International Blvd.
Oakland, CA

Wheelchair accessible

Featuring:
Corrina Gould(Ohlone), Sogorea Te Land Trust
Morningstar Gali (Pit River Nation), International Indian Treaty Council
Max Rameau, formerly with Take Back the Land Movement and currently with Pan-African Community Action
Bilal Mafundi AliPOOR Magazine Homefulness Project
Leila Sayed-TahaAROC: Arab Resource & Organizing Center
Ziad AbbasPalestine Action Network 

What do organizers and activists need learn and think about in how the state seeks to repress the right to land, movement, and sovereignty from the streets of Oakland, to Indigenous Territories, to Palestine? 

Sponsors: The Center for Political Education and National Lawyers Guild SF Bay Area Chapter

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2014364115546570/

20. Thursday, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, Mara Ahmed: The Muslims I Know 

Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 9th St., Suite #290
Oakland

Doors Open: 7:15pm / Event: 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Free & open to public

The Muslims I Know , A documentary written and produced by Mara Ahmed

The events of 9/11 have created much interest in Islam and Muslims. Mainstream media have responded to this demand for information with generalizations and stereotypes.

 America’s community of Muslims longs to be a part of the discourse.
THE MUSLIMS I KNOW is a documentary that gives them a chance to be heard and understood through dialogue with non-Muslim Americans.

Q&A after film

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/04/05/18808273.php

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