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A. Supervisors reject condo conversion of evicted centenarian Iris Canada’s home (April 24, 2018)
B. Federal judge orders Trump administration to continue DACA program and accept new applicants(April 24, 2018)
C. Carla Ortiz Shocking Video From Syria Contradicts Corp. News Coverage (April 21, 2018)
29 – ANNOUNCEMENTS
Wednesday, April 25 – Sunday, April 29
Wednesday, April 25
Updates & New Announcements for Wednesday
Check list of events that went out on 4/23 for other Wed. events
1. Wednesday, 7:00am, Probable Tent Sweeps by DPW and SFPD
On Division St. near Best Buy
Kelley will be there at 6:00am
On Tuesday, SFPD and DPW did sweeps on the 300 block of Ellis St. and 400 block of Stevenson St.
“SFPD is bragging about violating people basic human rights! Shameful! They must feel like that’s acceptable since the mayor is doing the same thing.” Kelly C.
2. Wednesday, 8:30am – 9:30am, Final Countdown Day 1 Gascón: Charge Killer Cops or Resign! See items # 4, 5 & 6
Hall of Justice
850 Bryant St.
Today is the final day of the count-down! He has until 5pm today to meet his own deadline.
***WED. APRIL 25th 5pm CLOSING PRESS CONFERENCE & VIGIL****
At 5pm on WED. April 25th, at the end of Gascón’s last day to meet his deadline, AND on what would have been Luis Góngora Pat’s 48th birthday, his family will close the 15-day countdown with a press conference accompanied by community members. A vigil will follow.
Sponsor: Mayan War Room in honor of Luis Góngora Pat
3. Wednesday, 9:30am – 6:00pm, Impasse Resolution Proceedings between City and County of S.F. and S.F. Police Officers’ Association
Department of Human Resources
1 South Van Ness
4th Floor, Bayview Conference Room
As of this writing this will be a closed mediation day.
Your presence and support during the open hearings shows that the community is concerned about these negotiations. The negotiators and do notice the community presence!
Schedule of Meetings / Agenda +More info: http://sfdhr.org/sites/default/files/documents/Notices/Public-Notice-POA-Negotiations.pdf
4. Wednesday, 5:00pm, Family of Luis Góngora Pat, Press Conference to end their 15-Day Countdown on Gascón’s Deadline
Hall of Justice
850 Bryant St.
The family of Luis will have a press conference to end their 15-day countdown to keep Gascón to his self-imposed deadline for a charging decision, and you are very welcome to attend! Tomorrow would have been Luis Góngora Pat’s 48th birthday.
5. Wednesday 6:00pm – Thursday, April 26, 6:00pm, A 24 Hour Vigil for 24 People Killed by SFPD With No Charges During D.A. Gascón’s Time in Office
Hall of Justice
850 Bryant St.
The “24 Hour Vigil for 24 People Killed by SFPD With No Charges During D.A. Gascón’s Time in Office” (or #24HoursFor24Lives) will start at 6pm on Wed. April 25th and end Thu. April 26th. The vigil is intended to draw out the legacy of police brutality in San Francisco coupled with police impunity that is perpetuated by the lack of any significant consequences for the killing of people by SFPD officers.
Of those 24 killed since 2011, whose race we know, 63% were people of color. The killings happened in the context of SFPD’s scandals of corruption; racist, homophobic, misogynist and bigoted texts; and violence against the extremely poor and black and brown of the City, in the past recent years.
The 24 killings have involved at least 58 officers firing over 300 rounds of ammunition, resulting in 0 charges against cops who kill. Despite protest, despite ousting the Chief of Police Greg Suhr, the killings continue because of the lack of consequences. D.A. Gascón has not once moved to charge a killer cop. We are calling him out on his record.
D.A. GASCON’S SCORECARD 2011 TO DATE: http://justice4luis.org/2018/04/23/gascon-scorecard-24-killed-since-2011
THIS IS A DRY EVENT. THIS IS A VIGIL at which we will commemorate and celebrate the lives of those lost to police violence, as well as rejuvenate our capacity to love and respect each other as we resist injustice.
Altar items are welcomed – flowers, photos, poems etc.
All are welcomed.
If you want to help Writejustice4luis@gmail.com or talk to the person designated as logistics coordinator at the vigil.
6. Wednesday, 11:00pm – Thursday, 4/26, 1:00am, Midnight prayer for an end to police violence
Hall of Justice
850 Bryant St.
we’re invited by the Justice for Luis Gongora Pat Coalition to offer prayers for justice and an end to police violence. We’ll gather around a candle-lit shrine, read scriptures, share silence, and offer our prayers, reflections, poems, and rituals. We’ll lift up not only Luis, the homeless Mayan immigrant killed by police two years ago, but all the other victims of SFPD violence as well.
Our prayers will be of lamentation, and for healing from all the trauma. We’ll pray for repentance and reform of our police department, and for justice for these victims and their families.
This prayer will be part of a larger, 24-hour vigil as the family of Luis awaits DA Gascón’s decisión of whether to bring the officers who killed Luis to trial.
Please join us for all or part of this two-hour vigil, and bring whatever prayers, rituals, or symbols from your own tradition may be appropriate. (So far, we have Episcopalians and indigenous traditions represented. We’d love to have more!)
If you’d like to lead a portion of this prayerful time, please let Richard Smith know and we’ll work you into the program.
Sponsor: Mission Night Walk
Thursday, April 26
7. Thursday, 10:00am – 12Noon, SF Reentry Council – Show Support to End Gang Injunctions
St. Anthony Foundation
150 Golden Gate Ave.
Join us at the next San Francisco Reentry Council meeting as they discuss the gang injunctions.
The council may vote on whether to send a letter to the City Attorney’s Office calling to end the injunctions and we need you there for public comment.
Come show your support to end the injunctions.
More information will be added here: http://sfgov.org/sfreentry/meeting/reentry-council-april-26-2018-agenda
Sponsors: Coalition to End the San Francisco Gang Injunctions
8. Thursday, 10:00am – 12Noon, Board of Supervisors Meeting
SF City Hall, Room 250
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl.
Come to a meeting to show elected officials that people are demanding the Amendments to the Minimum Compensation Ordinance be passed
help to raise wages to at least $16.86 per hour in 2018 for
• airline catering workers
• airport food and beverage, and retail workers
• airport passenger service workers: wheelchair attendants, sky caps, ticket agents, cabin cleaners, ramp and fleet service workers
• nursing home workers
• laundry workers
• homecare workers
• non-profit workers
• CalWORKs parents
Contact Your Supervisor
District 1 – Sandra Fewer, 554-7410, 554-7415 (fax), Sandra.Fewer@sfgov.or g
District 2 – Catherine Stefani, 554-7752, 554-7843 (fax), Catherine.Stefani@sfgov.org
District 3 – Aaron Peskin, 554-7450, 554-7454 (fax), Aaron.Peskin@sfgov.org
District 4 – Katy Tang, 554-7460, 554-7432 (fax), Katy.Tang@sfgov.org
District 5 – London Breed, 554-7630, 554-7634 (fax), London.Breed@sfgov.org
co-sponsor – District 6 – Jane Kim, 554-7970, 554-7974 (fax), Jane.Kim@sfgov.org
District 7 – Norman Yee, 554-6516, 554-6546 (fax), Norman.Yee@sfgov.org
sponsor – District 8 – Jeff Sheehy, 554-6968, 554-6909 (fax), Jeff.Sheehy@sfgov.org
co-sponsor – District 9 – Hillary Ronen, 554-5144, 554-6255 (fax), Hillary.Ronen@sfgov.org
District 10 – Malia Cohen, 554-7670, 554-7674 (fax), Malia.Cohen@sfgov.org
District 11 – Ahsha Safai, 554-6975, 554-6979 (fax), Ahsha.Safai@sfgov.org
Sponsor: SF Living Wage Coalition & many endorsers
9. Thursday 3:00pm – 6:00pm, Oakland MAY DAY ART Build
El Centro Legal de la Raza, by churro stand
3401 E. 12th Street
In preparation for this year’s May day, we will host an art build were youth, adults, elders, and allies come together to paint banners, create posters, spray paint images onto shirts/bags, and screen print! Please come ready to paint so wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.
We will provide stencils, paint brushes, banners, acrylics, spray paint, poster papers, etc!
You bring energy, snacks to share, stencils you want to contribute, banners with messages of your choosing, shirts/bags to spray paint images on and any other art you’ll like to contribute for May Day.
10. Thursday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Berkeley Meeting on Homeless Regulations
1500 Derby St.
Berkeley city council is holding a special session to discuss codifying restrictions on homeless people in the city. Topics of discussion include sidewalk access, placement of items on sidewalks, limits on encampments, etc.
City council is of course not prioritizing the creation of new public restrooms, mobile shower facilities, increased mental health care access, or other support programs.
11. Thursday, 6:30pm, Pack the Police Commission: Demand Accountability
Oakland City Hall
From its inception, the Oakland Police Commission has been incredibly problematic. One of the most egregious elements is that it allows the Mayor to directly appoint three people to the commission with no vetting.
NOW – the Commission is dragging its feet to comply with community demands that the Chair of the commission, Thomas Lloyd Smith, who was directly appointed by Libby Schaaf, undergo an investigative process related to inappropriate actions he has taken as the Chair
Join APTP to demand an investigative process for Mr. Smith to be accountable for his actions.
12. Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Prospects for Peaceful Co-existence on the Korean Peninsula
SF Unitarian Universalist Center
1187 Franklin St.
Can we block a march toward war? For the first time in more than half a century, North and South Korea are approaching a cautious rapprochement.
Although President Trump plans to meet with North Korean Premier Kim Jong-Un in May, he has not appointed an ambassador to South Korea, but has appointed notorious wahawks as Secretary of State and National Security Advisor, and continues to issue dire threats of further sanctions and military action.
Conn M.Hallinan, Columnist for Foreign Policy in Focus, independent journalist, former director of the journalism program at UC Santa Cruz
Eun-Joung Lee, Independent innovation and organizational change consultant, speaker on wartime experiences of her Korean parents and others of their generatiion
Sharat G. Lin, Research fellow ad past president of theSan Jose Peach and Justce Center, rter andlectrer on global political economy, labor migration, social movements, ad public health
Sponsors: San Francisco Progressive Democrats of America and Gray Panthers of San Francisco
Friday, April 27
13. Friday, 12Noon – 2:00pm, Mothers on the March Against Police Murders
Hall of Justice
850 Bryant St.
Please join us to demand that DA George Gascon charge police officers with murder!
14. Friday, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Melt ICE with UNITE HERE Local 2!
630 Sansome St.
Local 2 will be in front of ICE today. All are welcomed to stand with them against deportations!
15. Friday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Socialist Analysis and Discussion “Immigrant Rights Are Human Rights!”
2969 Mission St.
$3-10 donation, no one turned away for lack of funds.
Stop the Raids and Deportations!
Throughout the country, immigrants who have lived, worked and raised their families in the U.S. are under attack as Trump threatens to roll back Temporary Protective Status (TPS) and the Dream Act (DACA). In the sanctuary state of California, Gov. Brown claims to protect the rights of immigrants, while committing 500 National Guard troops to be deployed along the Mexico border at the request of the Trump administration, as ICE continues to terrorize immigrant workers through raids across the state. Hear analysis on the current crisis from the La Riva for Governor campaign, which calls for full rights for all immigrants, and join us at the Int’l Workers’ Day action to demand an end to the racist anti-immigrant attacks.
16. Friday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Film: “District Nine”
Revolution Books – Berkeley
2444 Durant Ave.
Film Screening of District Nine: In this sci-fi movie, a powerful country demonizes immigrants (from another planet) who look different than the general population and puts them in concentration camps. Sound familiar?
Saturday, April 28
17. Saturday, 10:00am – 12Noon, SB 827 and Beyond
SF Main Library, Koret Auditorium
100 Larkin St.
The Coalition for San Francisco Neighborhoods will sponsor a forum on the Scott Wiener legislation that is shaking up the state of California. This will be a great opportunity to learn the real facts behind SB 827 and other controversial attempts to change the way California cities are developed.
Find out why people want to protect the local planning process now controlled by our local communities. Speakers: Art Agnos, Former SF Mayor; Zelda Bronstein, Former Berkeley Planning Commissioner; Calvin Welsh, Affordable Housing Advocate; Sophie Maxwell, Former SF Supervisor.
Co-sponsors include: West of Twin Peaks Council, Stand Up for San Francisco, Noe Valley Neighborhood Council, SF Neighborhood Network, Van Ness Corridor Neighborhoods, Livable California.
18. Saturday, 10:00am – 1:00pm, Show your Love with Life-Saving Skills: Narcan Training
Oakland Public Library
125 14th St.
Please arrive fragrance free
Sliding Scale $10-$30, no one turned away
There is a rise in overdoses due to fentanyl (fueled by the War on Drugs). Narcan (naloxone) administration is one successful method to reverse overdose. Walgreens and CVS have recently been authorized to sell Narcan over the counter, and we would like to share this life-saving information. This training will teach you how to administer naloxone to someone who has overdosed. Please join us in building tangible skills for preparedness and increasing mutual care in our communities.
Questions? Please email email@example.com
Sponsor: Lightening Bolt Network
19. Saturday, 10:00am – 4:00pm, SF Bay Area Interfaith Conference on Drone Warfare
Pacific School of Religion Chapel
1798 Scenic Ave.
Registration is free, but a free-will offering will be taken. Lunch will be provided.
A film produced by the Interfaith Network on Drone Warfare for use in congregations will be screened along with a half-hour version of National Bird.
Marjorie Cohn, professor emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law. The former president of the National Lawyers Guild and criminal defense attorney is a legal scholar, political analyst and social critic who is editor and contributor to Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical Issues.
Lisa Ling, a former technical sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. She is featured in the heralded documentary National Bird, which, according to The Washington Post, is “artful, profoundly unsettling.” In an article for The Guardian, Ling noted how little the public knew about the U.S. drone program and its consequences.
Maryann Cusimano Love, a Professor of International Relations at Catholic University, is on the Core Group for the Dept. of State’s working group on Religion and Foreign Policy. She is the author of several books about peace and faith, and she serves on the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ International Justice and Peace Committee and the Advisory Board of the Catholic Peacebuilding Network.
Rep. Barbara Lee, the congressperson from the 13th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, which includes Berkeley and Oakland. She has been in Congress for 20 years. She has been invited and hopes to attend.
Sponsors: Interfaith Network on Drone Warfare and Pacific School of Religion
20. Saturday, 11:00am – 4:00pm, Family, Fitness, Freedom! Putting the Power of African Health in African Hands!
7911 MacArthur Blvd.
4th Annual Uhuru Health Festival in East Oakland
Family-friendly festival is free to all and will offer free health screenings, interactive fitness workshops, live music, free healthy lunches, garden workshops, free children’s face painting and activities, vendors, info on alternative health options and more. Contact 510-763-3342 ext.5 or email oakland [at] uhuruvolunteer.org
21. Saturday, 12Noon – 2:00pm, Rally & March to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal & Stop Police Terror
Oscar Grant Plaza
14th & Broadway Sts. (nr. 12th Street BART)
Mumia Abu-Jamal will have a major court hearing on the following Monday, April 30, in Philadelphia. We are part of an international offensive to build support for Mumia in this hearing, where the district attorney has been directed to produce all documents relevant to a motion to restore appeal rights in Mumia Abu-Jamal’s conviction.
Sponsor: Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition Bay Area
22. Saturday, 12Noon – 2:00pm, Sos Nicaragua! La Area De La Bahia Con Nicaragua
24th and Mission Sts.
We invite our SF Bay Area friends and family to join us in arms as we make our VOICES BE HEARD! Please be aware of what is happening in the country of Nicaragua. Innocent people are in danger, blood has shed, medical-aid and supplies are being confiscated by authorities, deaths are rising, local news are being censored, while terms are not aligning
23. Saturday, 2:30pm – 4:00pm, Why did the U.S. target Syria? (Study Group)
2969 Mission St.
Socialists and War: Two Opposing Trends
Following the U.S. invasion of Iraq, why did the United States target the governments in Libya and Syria for destruction? Why did some in the progressive movement support these so-called revolutions that were backed by the Pentagon and NATO? Can the Pentagon ever play a progressive role? The book makes a unique contribution to the debate in Socialists and War. This piece answers important questions from a truly socialist perspective. Join us in a discussion of the book with co-author Mazda Majidi!
Sunday, April 29
24. Sunday, 11:00am – 1:00pm, Wealth & Income Inequality: A Two-Part Workshop
Disco Room – 2nd Floor
4799 Shattuck Ave.
Everywhere we look, everything from the headlines to our paychecks to the tents under the freeway remind us that rich people are getting richer and poor people are getting poorer. But it can be hard to understand exactly how and why that is happening. If we can’t understand it, we can’t change it. And change it we must!
Part 1: How Corporations Move Money from the Many to the Few
Do you wonder what role racism plays in wealth inequality? Do you wish you understood exactly how Wall Street exploits Main Street? The answers are not terribly complicated, but they are shocking. We’ll learn about stock manipulation, financialization, strip-mining, redlining and more.
Part 2 Will be on May 6. How We Can Build a More Just Economy for All Sunday,
Sponsor: Strike Debt Bay Area
25. Sunday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, Oakland Sin Fronteras Political Education & Art Build
955 7th St.
Join Oakland Sin Fronteras for a Political Education and Art Build
As we celebrate another International Workers Day, we know how important it is for our organizations’ members and our communities to understand why we march on this day and why it’s as important as ever to link working people’s struggles with global migration
Feel Free to Bring Food to Share
You are welcome to Bring Shirts or Fabric to screen print on.
Political Education Will be from 1-2:30pm
Confirmed Panelist Include:
Reem Asil (AROC)
Maria Villarta (CARECEN)
Pierre LaBosierre (Haiti Action Network)
Art Build 2:30pm-4pm
–We will also be hosting a chant training during this time
Sponsor: Oakland Sin Fronteras
26. Sunday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Homelessness and Human Rights
War Memorial Veterans Building
401 Van Ness Ave, Room 210
Join us to honor the City of San Francisco and dozens of organizations representing thousands of women and men who are sustaining the homeless of San Francisco during their transition to permanent housing. Supporting the homeless is in alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goal #11, which applies to the prevention of homelessness.
Sponsor: United Nations Association San Francisco & St. Anthony Foundation
27. Sunday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, Town Kids/ Justice Rally
Frank Ogawa Plz
1 Frank H. Ogawa Plz.
& WHO MURDERED MY CHILD?
Oakland California stand up it’s time to represent your child if you lost your to
COMMUNITY VIOLENCE & POLICE VIOLENCE
IT’S time to get JUSTICE and Represent our KIDS
OPEN MIC FOR MOTHERS AND FATHERS THAT HAS LOST THEIR CHILD
PLEASE BRING A 5×8 PICTURE OF YOUR CHILD
IF YOU CANNOT GET A PICTURE PLEASE COMMENT WITH A PICTURE AND I WILL GET THEM PRINTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
IT DO NOT MATTER THEIR AGE OF THE CHILD A LOSS IS A LOSS….
IT’S THE MOVEMENT
28. Sunday, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, San Francisco: Global Discontents with David Barsamian
Eric Quezada Center for Culture & Politics
518 Valencia St.
DONATION: $5-10 donations for Diablo Rising Tide, sliding scale, no one turned away
Join Diablo Rising Tide we host one of America’s most tireless and wide-ranging investigative journalists, David Barsamian.
David will join us in San Francisco to discuss “Global Discontents” and will include insights on world affairs, imperialism, capitalism, propaganda, the media, the economic crisis and global rebellions.
David Barsamian has altered the independent media landscape, both with his weekly radio show Alternative Radio—now in its 32th year—and his books with Noam Chomsky, Eqbal Ahmad, Howard Zinn, Tariq Ali, Richard Wolff, Arundhati Roy and Edward Said. His forthcoming book with Noam Chomsky is Global Discontents: Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy. He lectures on world affairs, imperialism, capitalism, propaganda, the media, the economic crisis and global rebellions.
29. Sunday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Workers Memorial Day ILWU Local 34 “Remember the dead – Fight for the living”
ILWU Local 34
800 – 2nd St. (next to AT&T Stadium)
Workers Memorial Day commemorates the workers who have been injured and killed on the job and also brings together today’s fight to protect health and safety on the job. There is an epidemic of workplace bullying, racist and sexual harassment and regular retaliation against workers on the job. Workers health and safety is under threat in every area including workers in the bay area and there is a massive increase in workplace bullying particularly against whistleblowers. It is critical that all workers speak out for our health and safety and the protection of our lives on the job
There is also an epidemic of hanging noose incidents in the workplace to terrorize and intimidate African American workers from the docks of Oakland to Oakland City Maintenance yards and Recology Sanitation Company in San Francisco
Yesenia Guitron, Wells Fargo OSHA Whistleblower
Dr. Larry Rose, Former Cal-OSHA Medical Director
Brenda Barros, SEIU 1021 SF General Chapter Chair and SF COPE Co-Chair
Daniel Berman, Author of Death on the Job
Kristyn Jones, UTR Teacher and 2018 Delegate To NEA Convention
Cheryl Thornton, SEIU 1021 Health Care Worker Potrero Hill Health Center
Sponsored by Injured Workers National Network
Sunday, 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Liberated Lens presents: Dispaches From Resistant Mexico
4799 Shattuck Ave.
Doors open at 7pm – Film at 7:30pm
Dispatches from Resistant Mexico is series of shorts by Caitlin Manning depicting the multi-faceted struggle being waged on indigenous lands against what the Zapatistas call “the capitalist hydra”. The films celebrates the men, and especially the women, who strive toward autonomy and self-governance in the face the devastating spread of capitalist economics and values.
Q&A with filmmaker will follow the screening.