UPDATES ~ 3 ACTION ALERTS ~ OCCASIONAL ANNOUNCEMENTS for Thursday 6/16 – Tuesday 6/19 (from Adrienne Fong)

The program I usually work from was accidently deleted along with all email contacts. I backed up some in early April – but have lost new contacts for the months of April &  May. Some of you have referred people to be put on this list during that time.

Please consider posting your events on Indybayhttps://www.indybay.org/calendar/

Check Indybay for events not listed in this announcement that might be of interest to you.

ACCESSIBILITY: Please include Accessibility Information on events! This is a JUSTICE  ISSUE! 

UPDATES:·        

A. SF police accountability activists silence panel on police accountability June 14, 2018

https://missionlocal.org/2018/06/sf-police-accountability-activists-silence-panel-on-police-accountability/

B. Bay Area Muslim Leader Has Her Award Rescinded by Interfaith Group After Pro-Israel Activists ObjectedJune 14, 2018

https://theintercept.com/2018/06/14/bay-area-muslim-leader-has-her-award-rescinded-by-inter-faith-group-after-pro-israel-activists-objected/

C. Israeli Forces Ordered to Demolish Israeli Houses on Palestinian Land June 13, 2018

https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Israeli-Forces-Ordered-to-Demolish-Israeli-Houses-on-Palestinian-Land-20180613-0002.html

D. Exclusive: Trump looking to erect tent cities to house unaccompanied children June 12, 2018

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/white-house/article213026379.html 

3 – ACTION ALERTS 

1. OPPOSE the Corker-Kaine  AUMF (Authorization for the Use of Military Force)

Signhttp://act.winwithoutwar.org/sign/sign-now-oppose-corker-kaine-aumf/?source=MO20180613

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will vote on the new Corker-Kaine Authorization for the Use of Military Force — or AUMF — as soon as next week. This dangerous bill would give Trump a blank check for endless global war 

2. Support AB 931 –Contact Senator Scott Wiener before June 19th. 

FLOOD Sen. Wiener’s office with calls between now and June 19 asking him to support AB 931 –

Call his district office at (415) 557-1300

Sacramento office at (916) 651-4011

AB 931 is up for a key committee vote (likely the most crucial vote it will face) on June 19, and SF’s Sen. Scott Wiener is going to be the key swing vote that will decide whether a strong bill passes, or the bill dies or is watered down

AB 931 changes the standard under California law for when police can use deadly force from allowing any “reasonable” force, to making clear that officer cannot use deadly force if they have any other reasonable options, that they must use de-escalation and other tactics where feasible, and making clear that decisionmakers like courts and police departments must consider the officers’ conduct in creating the need for the use of deadly force in determining whether it is justified.  It would make California law the strongest in the country when it comes to police deadly force.

See item # 16

Sponsored by Black Lives Matter, Anti-Police Terror Project, the ACLU of California, CURYJ, Youth Justice Coalition, and Alliance for Boys & Men of Color/PolicyLink. 

For questions contact: Jennifer Rojas JRojas@aclusocal.org or Peter Bibring pbibring@aclusocal.org

3. Tell Amazon: Stop selling spy tech to local police!

Sign:  http://act.demandprogress.org/sign/tell-amazon-stop-selling-rekognition-help-local-police-spy-us/?

Rekognition is an Amazon facial recognition program that allows police to spy on and track everyone’s movements in real time. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Thursday, June 14 – Tuesday, June 19 

Thursday, June 14

1. Thursday, 6:00pm – SFPD Holding Town Hall For Police Shooting In North Beach

SFPD Town Hall, Thursday, June 14th @ 6:00pm
Cathay Post No 384
1524 Powell St. (nr. Broadway St.)
SF 

Man’s name who was shot is: Oliver Barcenas 

SFPD’s Town Hall will provide details (their version) about the latest officer-involved shooting that injured a man in the North Beach neighborhood over the weekend.

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2018/06/12/sfpd-town-hall-north-beach-officer-involved-shooting-1300-grant

Info: See attachment

Friday, June 15 

2. Friday, 12Noon – 2:00pm, Mothers on the March Against Police Murders 

Hall of Justice
850 Bryant St.
SF

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.

3. Friday, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Stop Deportations at ICE San Francisco with UNITE HERE Local 2!

ICE
630 Sansome St.
SF

 All are welcomed to stand with Local2 members in support of immigrants and against deportations!

Members of Local 2 will be present this week. 

4. Friday, 5:00pm – 8:00pm, Juneteenth Call To Action! – Beds 4 Bayview 

5pm meet @ Newcomb and Lane St in Bayview, to march to Mendell Plaza.
SF

Mother Browns (United Council of Human Services) and Coalition on Homelessness call on our communities to join forces, bringing voice to the constant neglect of our community.

WE DEMAND BEDS FOR BAYVIEW. For years Mother Browns has been asking for shelter beds for Bayview. Not one bed is available to our unhoused residents, although we have 40% of the unhoused population. Bayview has the 3rd highest population of unhoused residents in San Francisco and only receives 6% of services.

WE DEMAND A STOP TO STREET SWEEPS. San Francisco is sweeping our residents into jail to “accept services.” The rich get richer and the poor get jailed. We are spending 20 million a year to SFPD to just move people along, inducing trauma and criminalization on our residents, disproportionally our black and brown residents.

Speakers:
Gwendolyn Westbrook – Mother Browns / United Council of Human Services
Kevin Williams – Ruth Williams Family/The Big 5
Dauras Cyprian – All Of Us Or None
Maria Cristina Gutierrez – Mothers On The Marc

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/184812575509097/ 

5. Friday, 6:00pm – 7:15pm, Nightwalk, Friday, 6/15, 6pm 

Meet at:

16th & Mission
SF

During our walk, we’ll spend part of our time with Roberto and Carlos in their new HOMEY office on Mission. They’ll share some of their own stories, talk about HOMEY’s work, and update us on some of the latest developments in the neighborhood.

Our simple, clear message, as always: We care! Stop the violence!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2175879655978397/

6. Friday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Sensible Cinema: Under the Gun 

Unitarian Universalist Center
1187 Franklin Blvd.
SF

Under The Gun is a documentary narrated by Katie Couric and directed by Stephaine Soechtig in which the debate of gun control is examined

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/06/14/18815677.php 

7. Friday, 6:30pm – 9:00pm, Teach in & Candlelight Vigil for #KoreanPeace 

Lake Merritt Columns
599 El Embarcadero
Oakland

Wheelchair accessible – and is outside

Click here to RSVP on Facebook.

 We hope to create a space for our community to come together to share our experiences, learn more about the context of reunification and its implications on Korean politics, and speak back against distorted, US-centric narratives dominating media and public discourse.

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?

Sponsor: HOBAK

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/376769069509956/

8. Friday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Stranger Fruit: What Really Happened to Michael Brown – screening & discussion 

Revolution Books
2444 Durant Ave.
Berkeley

The new film, Stranger Fruit, by Jason Pollock, documents the police murder of 18 year old Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri, onAugust 9, 2014. Interviews with witnesses describe how he was shot multiple times with his hands up. Shocking footage of the immediate aftermath of the murder shows how police left his body in the middle of the street for over four hours.

It shows the upsurge of outrage that swept across the country and the world: the heartbreaking grief and loss the Brown family suffered, like many Black and Brown people whose children or other family members have been murdered by police while the cops walk free. Stranger Fruit tears the cover off the lies and distortions pumped out by the murdering pig Darren Wilson, the chief of police, the mayor of Ferguson, and by city, state, and federal government officials.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/06/10/18815599.php

Saturday, June 16 

9. Saturday, 10:00am – 12Noon, Oakland Hands Around Lake Merritt

Lake Merritt
Oakland

We are returning to Lake Merritt to encircle it with clasped hands and honest hearts in celebration of the power of a united equitable Oakland. We are joining in a circle of compassion and clarity to uplift our commUNITY members especially the marginalized children, women and men among us who are experiencing targeted oppression, housing and food insecurity.

Co-Sponsors/Endorsers Include: Anti Police-Terror ProjectCommunities United for Restorative Youth JusticeSURJ – Oakland/Bay AreaThe East Oakland Collective
Youth TogetherThe Center for Political Education

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/197422297569624/

10. Saturday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, People’s Assembly on the Housing Crisis 

Lake Merritt Amphitheater
Oakland

This campaign is committed to building our platform in partnership with the community. We don’t want to reinvent the wheel. We want to uplift the amazing progressive grassroots work that is already happening.

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 next People’s Assembly will focus on housing, and the crisis of affordability that is displacing Black communities and forcing thousands of long-time Oakland residents into the streets. We believe public land should serve the public good – not generate profit for developers.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/639535986388542/

11. Saturday, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, The Legacy of The Chinese Exclusion Act 

PSL
2969 Mission St.
SF

Wheelchair accessible

$3-$10 donation – no one turned away

This year marks the 136th anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Act, the racist law restricting immigration from China to the U.S. After over a century of merciless racism against Chinese people, suddenly the idea emerged of the Chinese community as the “model minority,” attempting to hide a shameful history of the brutality Chinese immigrants have suffered.

Special guest speaker: Sheila Xiao

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/06/12/18815637.php

Sunday, June 17 

12. Sunday, 9:30am, UU Forum – Kelly Hardy of Health Policy for Children Now will speak on child trauma and resilience

Unitarian Universalist Church SF
1187 Franklin St., MLK Room
SF

9:00am Coffee (Breakfast for nominal fee)

9:30am Program

Ms. Hardy directs and supervises the organization’s research and health policy areas. She has worked in health policy at the federal, state and county levels, focusing on Medicaid and access to care 

13. Sunday, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, Partners in Crime! Rally & March from Pelosi’s House to Feinstein’s Mansion 

Meet at:

Congresswomen’s Nancy Pelosi’s home
2640 Broadway (nr. Scott St.)
SF

March to:

Senator Feinstein’s mansion
2460 Lyon St.
SF

Time For Justice And Accountability
Senator Diane Feinstein and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi Partners In Crime

On Father’s Day To Remember The Fathers Who Have Been Poisoned And Died Because of the Criminal Cover-up Of The Hunters Point Shipyard $1 Billion Eco-Fraud

There is a massive $1 billion eco-fraud at Hunters Point Shipyard. Tetra Tech and Test America have falsified testing and fired whistleblowers who exposed this falsification of testing. Senator Feinstein and Congresswoman Pelosi were contacted by these whistleblowers who provided factual evidence of the criminal cover-up of the faked shipyard testing. These two politicians along with other refused to do an investigation and continue to support the development of Lennar/5 Points of the Hunters Point Shipyard and contaminated Treasure Island where there was also radioactive contamination and toxic poisons which have been harming the residents.

We demand that the San Francisco US attorney start a criminal investigation and prosecution of these two politicians for obstruction of justice, fraud on the American people and RICO for criminally conspiring for financial reasons to continue the development.

Feinstein’s husband Blum financially supported the development of the shipyard and one of his companies has a contract with Lennar to build condos on Treasure Island. Pelosi’s cousin Lawrence was with Lennar and supported the development of the Hunters Point ship Yard.

Note: on Tuesday, June 19th, 5:30Pm: Tribunal On The Death, Crimes and Cover-up At Treasure Island with Whistleblowers and Public Health Advocates 

Building A
Treasure Island
The RAB on Treasure Island will be meeting at 7:00 PM

This operation is run by the Navy which is using Tetra Tech to run the fraudulent hearings.
There will be a tribunal to expose the illnesses and criminal cover-up by Tetra Tech and San Francisco government officials and other officials to conspire with Lennar for the development despite the deadly contamination. 

Sponsors: United Public Works for Action

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/06/11/18815623.php  Tel: 415-533-5942

Monday, June 18 

14. Monday, 9:00am, Budget Justice Rally

SF City Hall
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl
SF

Come join Budget Justice to fight for increased funding to serve the city’s poorest residents, while calling for a reduction in city spending that is wasteful or harmful, such as excessive spending on weapons and bullets, and jailing youth.

We are fighting for funding for programs and services that promote and support Arts & Culture, Affordable Housing, Childcare, Food Security, Tenant Rights, Transgender Justice, San Franciscan’s living with Disabilities, Seniors, Shelter, and Youth Organization!

Sponsor: Budget Justice Coalition

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1200309243439360/ 

15. Monday, 12:30pm – 5:00pm, POOR People’s CampaignA New Unsettling Force

California State Capitol – West Steps
Sacramento

A New Unsettling Force

Remaining date and theme for action:

WEEK 6 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.

In the 6th week of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival we are showing up to Confronting the Distorted Moral Narrative of our time.

JOIN US FOR THE FINAL WEEK IN THE LAUNCH OF THIS MULTI-YEAR MOVEMENT, 12:30pm @ Rally and Direct Action launch at North Capitol steps

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO RISK ARREST TO JOIN THIS ACTION.

Poor People’s Campaign Bay Area Transportation Signup & Info to Sacramento

 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfu1MaXjGt9n-3LN8tA1QDjwKZwexEIIw3ylEP1kxI0LX_gug/viewform

 Bus leaves West Oakland BART at 10:00am; returns at 8:00pm

Sponsors: NorCal Resist, California Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival, Our Revolution California, CLUW – Calif. chapter

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2087690524591942/

Tuesday, June 19 

16. Tuesday, 5:45am – 10:00pm, Get on the Bus Against Police Murder – Support AB 931! Mobilization to Sacramento 6/19

From Oakland:

Bus will leave Fruitvale BART approximately 6:00am

3401 East 12th St
Oakland 

Sign up for free travel and food.

RSVP AND REGISTER HEREwww.bit.ly/RSVPJUNE19

**TRAVEL SUPPORT TO SACRAMENTO**
Need a lift to Sacramento on Tuesday, June 19? Bus leaves at 5:45 am from Fruitvale BART and 6:00 am from West Oakland BART. Please register here http://www.bit.ly/RSVPJUNE19 so we know how many people are coming. 

On Tuesday, June 19, AB 931, the Police Accountability and Community Protection Act, will be heard in committee for the first time! We need to let the Legislature know that limiting police use of force is critical to save lives– they must pass AB 931 out of the Senate Public Safety Committee!

AB 931 will reduce the number of police killings by allowing the use of deadly force ONLY when there is an imminent threat to an officer or someone else, and there are no other viable alternatives. The bill would make clear that officers must use de-escalation or alternatives to deadly force. 

We need to let the Legislature know that higher standards for police use of force is critical to save lives– they must pass AB 931 out of the Senate Public Safety Committee! Show up to Sacramento on June 19 to pack the room and deliver a short ‘me too’ statement to the Senators to voice your support! 

17. Tuesday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, We Need Universal Long-Term Health Care 

Unitarian Universalist Center
1187 Franklin St.m Fireside Room
SF

Wheelchair accessible

SF Gray Panther Meeting

Tens of millions of seniors and people with disabilities need, or will need, long-term care, yet this care is ruinously expensive, or exhausting for family members, and is often inadequate.

Learn more about the problem and how senior/disability activists, personal attendants, and people hiring them, are working together to win quality and affordable long-term care for all who need it in California.

How can we meet growing and unmet long-term care needs of today’s and tomorrow’s seniors and people with disabilities? Our speakers:

Steve Kaye is a Professor at the UCSF Institute for Health & Aging.

Lindsay Imai Hong is a leader of the SF Care Council, a group of senior, disability, and domestic worker activists pressing for affordable, quality long-term care for all need it, and creation of a new workforce of care workers with good pay and working conditions, dignity, training, and legal protections.

Both Steve and Lindsay are part of the group that put together San Francisco’s Support at Home program, a pilot program of subsidies to help pay for home care for SF residents who do not qualify for In-Home Support Services because their income is slightly above IHSS limits. San Francisco’s Support at Home is a step toward universal long-term care, just as Healthy San Francisco is a step toward universal healthcare in California.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/06/09/18815562.php

18. Tuesday, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, No to luxury housing and yes to affordable! Save Mission St.! 

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

This project is going to be heard at the Board of Supervisors. This will be a big fight and we need everyone at this meeting.

Help protect Mission St., Calle 24 Latino Cultural District and the Mission as a whole. The Mission District is over the amount of market rate housing that was calculated in the 2008 Eastern Neighborhoods Plan in order to maintain a healthy housing mix. We are in dire need of affordable housing. This project uses the state density bonus program that allows developers two extra floors in exchange for lower affordable units maximizing their profits. In one of the most vulnerable and weakened neighborhoods this development will continue the pressures of displacement and advanced gentrification, pushing us to exclusion. This project provides 75 Luxury units, only 8 affordable and is 8 stories high.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/765027610373272/

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On Call Action

Day of Action – #StandWithMuslims in San Francisco (On-Call)

San Francisco

In mid-late June, the Supreme Court will issue its decision in Trump v. Hawai’i—deciding the fate of Trump’s Muslim Ban.

No matter what the Supreme Court decides, it’s crucial that we have a visible, strong presence across the country of people who care about Muslim and refugee communities and oppose Trump’s White Nationalist agenda. The #NoMuslimBanEvercampaign is calling for a national day of action whenever the decision is announced.

This is an ON-CALL protest as we await the decision expected in mid-to-late June. Invite your friends and stay tuned to this page for more details! Next decision day will be  Monday, June 18

Sponsors: MPower Change, CAIR – San Francisco Bay Area, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1260352077428756/

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