Occasional list of ~ updates ~ announcements
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A. SF Police Commission to get new members in era of reform (May 29, 2018)
B. Israel is universally rejected in US for the first time: Journalist
C. ACLU alleges that immigrant minors were mistreated in custody during Obama years (May 23, 2018)
D. Community Protests DA Gascón Letting Cops Off the Hook for Murders of Mario Woods and Luis Góngora Pat
From Indybay – Article, Videos & Photos of demo on Friday, May 25th in the Mission
E. Kaepernick & NFL on Taking to the Knee
Youtube below–15 min. long. Hard to watch but a must see.
24 Hours For 24 Lives Taken By Killer SFPD Cops With No Charges
This video contains graphic images of SFPD shootings and may upset viewers. Please use your discretion in viewing.
From April 25 to April 26, 2018, a 24 hour vigil was held for the 24 people killed by SFPD officers with 0 charges, during District Attorney George Gascon’s time in office.
A month later, last Thursday May 24, D.A. Gascón declined to press charges—again!—against the SFPD killers of Luis Góngora Pat and Mario Woods.
A system that never gives justice invites us to found our own system of justice.
Wednesday May 30 – Sunday June 3
Wednesday, May 30
1. Wednesday, 11:00am – 12Noon, End the SF Gang Injunctions Press Conference + Rally
SF City Hall (steps)
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl.
Come stand with us as we call on the San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera to #EndtheSanFranciscoGangInjunctions
Recently, the City Attorney removed 34 out of the 42 people named on the Western Addition gang injunction under pressure from community advocates. While this is a good start, we want the City Attorney to remove all listed individuals from ALL gang injunction in San Francisco.
Join us on the San Francisco City Hall steps to call for an end to the injunctions.
Sponsor: Coalition to End the San Francisco Gang Injuction
2. Wednesday, 6:00pm, Panel on: The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
2940 16th Street (nr. 16th St. BART)
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is a trade deal between the United States, Mexico and Canada that negatively impacted millions of workers in the United States and partner countries.
One of President Trump’s biggest campaign promises was to renegotiate NAFTA to benefit working people and their families. Most of the people President Trump nominated to his cabinet are the same multimillionaires and billionaires who supported TPP and NAFTA-style trade agreements.
Just as bad, the Trump Administration has made every round of negotiations classified to the public, which means we have had to mobilize at an unprecedented level to have a voice in these negotiations.
Please join us alongside our partners from the San Francisco Living Wage Coalition in an important panel on NAFTA’s past, present and future.
You will hear from labor, environmental and social justice leaders as they discuss the impact NAFTA has had and you will learn what we need to do to take action in this critical moment.
Panel Moderated by Rudy Gonzalez, Interim Executive Director, San Francisco Labor Council
Featured speakers include:
Noemi Tungui, Northern California Organizer Food and Water Watch
Catherine Houston, California Political Director United Steelworkers District 12
Gary Hughes, Senior California Advocacy Campaigner Friends of the Earth
3. Wednesday, 6:30pm, Claudia Patricia Gómez González – Vigil
501 I Street, #4200
We need justice for all victims that have been murdered with impunity by authorities. Claudia Patricia Gómez González, a 20 year old that was murdered by U.S Border Patrol in Rio Bravo, Texas. Global fascist capitalist are killing innocent people all over the world. We demand peace, end the separation of families defunding and demilitarization of ICE. Join us in a vigil to commemorate Claudia Patricia Gómez González. Please bring your signs and candle.
Sponsors: Labor Council for Latin America Advancement – Sacramento AFL-CIO
Thursday, May 31
4. Thursday, 11:00am – 12 Noon, Unhoused & Poor People from the Bay Area Join Poor Peoples March
SF City Hall
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl.
On May 31st, houseless & formerly unhoused families from the Bay Area will announce their journey to join poor & Unhoused families from across the country to gather in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, the poorest District in Pennsylvania, for the Poor People’s March on Washington, D.C.
This march which will launch on June 2nd will mark the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Poor People’s Campaign and Resurrection City erected in 1968 on the National Mall. The march will begin on June 2nd from the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia and end on June 12th at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. where we will be joined by the Homeless Marathon.
Sponsor: POOR Magazine
5. Thursday, 3:00pm, Food Not Bombs –San Francisco
For information or to volunteer: send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cookhouse: Station 40, 3030B 16th Street (between Mission and Julian).
Food Pickups: Help Needed!
Cooking: 3030B 16th Street–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!
6. Thursday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Palestinian Voices: On Gaza and Jerusalem
Buena Vista United Methodist Church
2311 Buena Vista Ave.
Presentation and Q&A on the current situation, featuring
• Lara Kiswani, executive director of the Arab Resource and Organizing Center
• Hatem Bazien, UC Berkeley professor and national chair of American Muslims for Palestine
• Ziad Abbas, Middle East Children’s Alliance
RSVP at https://palestinian-voices-on-gaza-and-jerusalem.eventbrite.com
Questions? Contact Rev. Michael Yoshii, email@example.com
Friday, June 1
7. Friday, June 1 – 8:30am – Saturday, June 2, 5:00pm, Sanctuary: Caminando Hacia la Libertad
Islamic Cultural Center Northern California
1433 Madison St.
Sanctuary: Caminando Hacia la Libertad is a 2-day convening that serves to strengthen and organize people of faith in our sanctuary work across California to respond in an increasingly dangerous climate for immigrant communities in 2018. Join us to learn tools and best practices to create a more prophetic path towards liberation, caminando hacia la libertad, where all can live with dignity and wholeness.
Register by May 29, 2018 and learn more at:
There is no set registration fee, but we invite donations to help us cover meals, venue, materials and other conference costs. Suggested donation is $70 for attending two days and $45 for one day, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. We invite people to give what they can, as they are able, after registering in the link above!
Sponsor: Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity
8. Friday, 12Noon, Families Belong Together – Rally at ICE
630 Sansome St.
Register to attend:
We need to raise our voices against the key actors who are carrying out Trump’s family separation orders: ICE, the Border Patrol, and U.S. Attorneys. ICE and the Border Patrol apprehend and separate families while US Attorneys enforce the separation in legal proceedings.
Sponsor: ACLU – People Power
9. Friday’s, 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!
10. Friday, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Melt ICE with UNITE HERE Local 2!
630 Sansome St.
All are welcomed to stand with Local 2 members in support of immigrants and against deportations!
Check 415-864-8770 ext 733 to be sure that they will be present.
11. Friday, 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Protest Christian Fascist Franklin Graham!
corner of University and 6th St. (at the foot of the bridge going over the freeway).
(Franklin Graham is Billy Graham’s son)
Protest Christian fascist preacher Franklin Graham in Berkeley June 1! He is holding a religious “revival” – it is in fact another brick in the wall of the Trump/Pence regime. Trump would not be president without the Christian fundamentalist faithful. And the Trump/Pence regime has been busy carrying out the whole Handmaid’s tale/white supremacist/Holy War against Islam/end-times agenda that Graham has been working on for many years. Franklin Graham? In Berkeley? Hell no!
Sponsor: Refuse Fascism Bay Area
12. Friday, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, Confronting Transphobia: Trans Youth of Color Fight Back!
New Valencia Hall
747 Polk St.
Doors open at 6pm, Presentation/Discussion at 6:30pm
Door donation $2-5, Light supper available for $7
Nobody turned away for lack of funds.
From forbidding trans youth to use bathrooms matching their gender identity to banning trans people in the military, transphobia is rampant. The Trump administration is waging an all-out assault on transgender people.
Despite this, transgender youth are joining with immigrant advocates and unions to defend equality for all gender-nonconforming people. Their militancy harkens back to the Stonewall Rebellion that sparked the modern LGBTQ movement.
Kristina Lee, Transgender rights advocate, queer Black and Chinese American feminist and antifascist activist will make a brief presentation before open discussion.
Host: Freedom Socialist Party Bay Area
Saturday, June 2
13. Saturday, 12 Noon – 4:00pm, Sex Worker Justice Now! – Rally & March
Oscar Grant Plaza
(Frank H. Ogawa Plaza)
We are protesting, rallying & marching with the following goals in mind:
1/ To make more Bay Area residents & local media aware of the systematic violence against sex workers:
• Repercussions of FOSTA/SESTA legislation • Police violence • Anti-trafficking legislation that continuously conflates sex work & “sex trafficking” • How criminalization damages our communities •
2/ Sex worker justice is inherently tied to the justice of transgender, BIPOC, LGBTQ, femme & GNC, undocumented, poor/low-income, drug using communities
3/ Elevate specific SWer community voices
4/ Be visible & celebrate: come together & show each other some serious love during this tough political time
5/ Celebrate the St. James Infirmary’s 19th B-Day!
Sunday, June 3
14. Sunday, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Haiti Report Back – A Benefit for Community Radio in Haiti
La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave
$10-25 no one turned away
with Margaret Prescod, Pierre Labossiere, Devonte Jackson, Walter Riley, Leslie Mullin.
A report back of a recent delegation to Haiti with activists from Haiti Action Committee, BAJI-Oakland, and Global Women’s Strike. Come hear about the unbreakable resistance of the people of Haiti, who persevere in the face of US-orchestrated coups, stolen elections, violent repression and natural disasters worsened by corporate greed and government corruption.
Eyewitness accounts of the first graduation ceremony at the University of the Aristide Foundation [UniFA]; community education through radio; local food production; and grassroots mobilizations against corruption, repression and occupation.
We will share news about meetings with activists from Haiti’s popular movement including youth, agricultural workers, peasant movement leaders, human rights attorneys, school teachers, journalists/reporters, and market women
Sponsored by Haiti Action Committee, BAJI-Oakland, Global Women’s Strike, Haiti Emergency Relief Fund, and La Pena Cultural Center.