Occasional list of ~ updates ~ announcements
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ACCESSIBILITY: Please include Accessibility Information on events! This is a JUSTICE ISSUE!
A. Edward Snowden: ‘The people are still powerless, but now they’re aware’
B. Police broke into Chelsea Manning’s home with guns drawn – in a “wellness check” (June 5) 2018)
C. U.S. Senator Turned Away From Detention Center for Migrant Children (June 4, 2018)
D. Google to drop Pentagon AI contract after employee objections to the ‘business of war’ (June 1, 2018)
Add your name: Abolish U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) –Petition
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) major responsibility is to detain and deport immigrants. Contrary to Donald Trump’s bloviating, the agency isn’t targeting gang members or people who are a threat to public safety. They are deporting people with Down Syndrome,veterans, business owners, caregivers and so many others who do not pose a risk to the U.S.
Wed. 6/6, Thurs. 6/7, Fri. 6/8 & Monday
Wednesday, June 6
1. Wednesday, 12:30pm – 3:30pm, Pack the court in solidarity with Floricel
630 Sansome St.
Thanks to the power of the community, Floricel reunited with her family in March. Now, it is time again to go back to the immigration court for her individual hearing. Please join Floricel and her family as well as other community members and faith leaders to pack the court!
Sponsor: Free Floricel
2. Wednesday 4:00pm, Sunshine Task Force to Declare TASER Vote Illegal
SF City Hall, 4th Floor, Room 408
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl.
We won a unanimous decision in committee that the vote to approve tasers was a violation of the Brown Act.
Now the full committee will hear us testify that we were barred from our public meeting and that this
VOTE CAN NOT STAND!
This concerned the SF Police Commission meeting held on November 3, 2017, when voted for Tasers “…the will of the public was thwarted illegally, and repeatedly, by the Commission…from letter by Magick A. to SF Police Commission. Magick filed the complaint.
3. 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).
Focus this week: Medea Benjamin BA speaking tour on her book “Inside Iran”
Signage & fliers provided
All are welcomed
4. Wednesday, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Beds 4 Bayview – Community Organizing Meeting
SF Public Library – Bayview/Linda Brooks/Burton
5075 3rd St
Bayview has long been ignored services, most notably a shelter for unhoused residents. We demand beds 4 bayview and an immediate stop to street sweeps.
June 6th and June 13 meetings will be dedicated to organizing Juneteenth actions in response to the neglect of our community.
Juneteenth is being defined as a “celebration of the abolition of slavery” in San Francisco, yet, YET, the Mayor sweeps unsheltered residents into jails, the City Attorney enforces “gang” injunctions on our black and brown youth, the District Attorney will not charge one police officer for killing with excessive force. There are more black residents in the county jail at 850 Bryant then in Bayview! We still do not have one shelter bed although we have 40% of all the unhoused residents in San Francisco.
Leading the discussion will be Mother Brown’s Gwendolyn Westbrook and local activist, Tony Kelly.
We are also participating in solidarity with Coalition on Homelessness signature gathering for the “Our City Our Home” initiative: https://www.facebook.com/events/208451879943392/
Sponsors: United Council of Human, Beds 4 Bayview, Coalition on Homelessness
Thursday, June 7
5. Thursday, 8:00am – 11:00am, We Know Our Rights Video Toolkit Release Online
We Know Our Rights is a multimedia video toolkit for people dealing with law enforcement, produced by NLGSF and independent producers April Martin and Lucia Palmarini.
The video toolkit will be released online available for download and streaming, in both Spanish & English
Please fill out this google form to join the movement and we’ll be in touch soon!!!
Our collective goal is to equip populations with practical information to protect themselves and their neighbors from unlawful arrests through tools that spark conversation, education and engagement online and in communities across the United States. We are excited to be launching this critical initiative at this time designed to provide multimedia resources to political, legal, and community sectors working with various immigrant populations. We hope these tools will continue to build our collective resistance across the country.
Sponsors: National Lawyers Guild Chapter San Francisco Bay Area
6. Thursday, 10:00am – 11:00am, 2Y+3M: Life Of Luis Celebration
Luis Góngora Pat Altar
Shotwell & 19th Street
Please join Jose Góngora Pat at the altar for his brother on Shotwell and 19th to commemorate Luis’s life on the month anniversary of his shooting. Your gifts to decorate the altar are welcome since it was completely cleared out last week. Thank you.
The family can use our support especially after DA Gascόn’s decision to not charge the cops that killed Luis and Mario Woods.
Adriana will still be away.
7. 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!
8. Thursday, 6:30pm – 9:00pm, People’s Assembly in Keeping Art in Oakland
1612 7th Street
We are holding the event at OneFam Cafe to additionally highlight the tragic story being repeated too often across the City: Black people being pushed out of Oakland. Tony Coleman has been fighting to hold onto his 7th street spot.
This campaign is committed to building our platform in partnership with the community.
Over the next few weeks, we will host People’s Assemblies on everything from public safety to education. Together we will imagine an Oakland with housing security, true public safety, sanctuary for all, and create a plan to get us there.
Our first People’s Assembly will focus on the arts, and the displacement of the very artists who make Oakland the place where everybody wants to be.
We invite artists and culture keepers to join us for this critical conversation where we will explore:
– How are artists being pushed out of Oakland?
– What do artists need to stay in Oakland?
– What should the City of Oakland be doing to keep art and artists in the Town?
Light refreshments provided.
9. Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Film: Killing Gaza
2444 Durant Ave.
Killing Gaza is journalists Dan Cohen and Max Blumenthal’s documentary of Israel’s 2014 war on Gaza. This film is a documentary about Palestinian resilience and suffering and a chilling visual document of war crimes committed by the Israeli military, backed by the U.S., featuring direct testimony and evidence from the survivors. The film is a testimony of the Palestinian people, not simply as victims, but as human beings. It lets the people tell the story in a way only they can. While giving voice to the pain of a people under siege, Cohen and Blumenthal also highlighted Gazans’ inspiring acts of creative resistance, from painting to break-dancing to literature, that allow them to maintain their humanity in the face of deprivation and war.
For the past 2 months, tens of thousands of Palestinians have been protesting in the “Great March of Return” at the border wall with Israel. 112 Palestinians have been killed (mainly by Israeli snipers) and over 13,190 wounded.
Friday, June 8
10. 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! Stand with ALL the families that have been impacted by police murders.
11. 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!
Members of Local 2 will be present.
12. Friday, 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Misa En Memoria De Mi Hermano Jesus Adolfo Delgado Duarte
St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church
1200 Florida St.
You are all invited to the mass in memory of my brother jesus adolfo Delgado who was murdered by sfpd almost three months ago.
Monday, June 11
13. Monday, 12:30pm – 5:00pm, POOR People’s Campaign: Everybody’s Got the Right To Live
California State Capitol – West Steps
EVERYBODY’S GOT A RIGHT TO LIVE: Education, Living Wages, Jobs, Income, Housing. ** RVSP http://bit.ly/PPCwk5 **
WEEK 5 of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. We are creating a Radical Revolution of Values by undertaking mass, nationally coordinated, civil disobedience, for six straight weeks.
12:30pm @ Rally and Direct Action launch at West Capitol steps
In the 5th week of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival we are fighting for Everybody’s Right to Live: education, living wages, and housing. In the richest nation ever to exist it is immoral for people to go cold or hungry. When 3 Americans own as much wealth as the bottom 50% of the countries population combined, we have a problem.
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO RISK ARREST TO JOIN THIS ACTION.
Poor People’s Campaign Bay Area Transportation Signup & Info to Sacramento
Bus leaves West Oakland BART at 10:00am; returns at 8:00pm
Remaining dates and themes for actions are:
Week 5 June 11 – Systemic Poverty Everybody’s Got the Right to Live: Jobs, Income and Housing
Week 6 June 18 –Challenging the Nation’s Distorted Moral Narrative – A New and Unsettling Force
Sponsors: NorCal Resist, California Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival, Our Revolution California, CLUW – Calif. chapter
14. Monday, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, 71st Rally At SF Japanese Consulate To Demand Justice For Children And Families of Fukushima, No Restarting of NUKES
San Francisco Japanese Consulate
275 Battery St. (nr. California St.)
Join No Nukes Action on the anniversary of our 71st rally to defend the families and children of Fukushima, Oppose the restarting of Japan’s nuclear plants and against militarization and nuclear re-armament.
The Abe government continues to reopen nuclear plants and is also demanding the families and children to return to Fukushima saying that it is now safe and has been decontaminated. This despite the fact that the melted nuclear rods still remain at the reactors and it is still creating a massive crisis with radioactive water continuing to be produced.
Join our rally and speak out to demand justice for the Fukushima children and families, against any forced evacuation and against the restart of Japan’s nuclear plants.
Sponsor: No Nukes Action
15. Monday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Sanctuary Neighborhood Workshop
1885 Mission St.
RSVP here: bit.ly/sanctuary11
Come build a sanctuary neighborhood with your neighbors! Learn how to defend your rights and community from ICE in your workplace, school, congregation or home.
This workshop will include:
– Know Your Rights training and how to practice your rights
– Resources specific for workers, employers, educators, students & faith groups to practice sanctuary
– What a sanctuary neighborhood is and tips & practices on how to organize your neighborhood
– Networking with others in your neighborhood
– Lawyers available for legal consultations for additional hour after the workshop (7:30 – 8:30 pm)
Sponsors: training is organized by Bay Area Sanctuary Neighborhoods, a project initiated by Arab Resource & Organizing Center, Bay Resistance, Hand in Hand, Immigrant Liberation Movement, Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, La Colectiva, Mujeres Unidas y Activas, PODER and Xicana Moratorium Coalition.
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Friday, June 15
Friday, 6:30pm – 9:00pm, Teach in & Candlelight Vigil for #KoreanPeace
Lake Merritt Columns
Koreans in diaspora and on both sides of the DMZ want peace and an end to this war that has marked generations of our families. The past 70 years of hostility, division and dangerous proximity to nuclear war must finally end. After President Moon Jae In and Chairman Kim Jong Un met in Panmunjom to declare their shared intention to end the Korean War and initiate the process of reunification, Koreans all around the world feel hope for seeing a reunified Korea in our lifetime.
Join us for a teach-in and vigil for #KoreanPeace: What does this moment mean for us now as Koreans in diaspora of different experiences and histories? How does this moment intersect with other [transnational] movements for justice like the current South Korean #MeToo movement? How can we move towards an end to war and militarization while also demanding an end to patriarchal violence and other forms of marginalization?
Since the April inter-Korean summit for peace, the US has made threats about attacking North Korea with nuclear bombs and statements that North Korea could “end like Libya” and has also gone back and forth about meeting with the DPRK to negotiate a way forward. The path forward to Korean peace and reunification remains unclear. Whether or not the June 12 US/DPRK summit comes to pass, we invite communities across the Bay Area to gather with us for peace and reunification.
Sponsor: Hella Organized Bay Area Koreans