UPDATES ~ ACTION ALERT ~ ANNOUNCEMENTS for WEEKEND ~ SAVE the DATES (from Adrienne Fong)

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

Check Indybay for events not listed here that might be of interest to you.

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

UPDATES:

A. We May Be Able to Get Kevin Cooper Off Death Row by Nicholas Kristof – July 11, 2018

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/11/opinion/kevin-cooper-jerry-brown-death-row.html 

B. Senate committee approves AIPAC bill to give Israel $38 billion over 10 years, with additional perks – July 11, 2018

https://israelpalestinenews.org/senate-committee-approves-aipac-bill-to-give-israel-38-billion-over-10-years-with-additional-perks/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=68aba503-8dfe-4137-9a9e-c4d1b72dae3c

C. Immigrant families were told they have to pay for DNA tests the US government is demanding they take before they can be reunited with their children – July 11, 2018

http://www.businessinsider.com/immigrant-families-told-to-pay-for-dna-tests-2018-7

D. ICE put me in a hot van with no windows or water. I thought I would die. – July 9, 2018

https://www.aclunc.org/blog/ice-put-me-hot-van-no-windows-or-water-i-thought-i-would-die?utm_source=social&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=event

ACTION ALERT

Tell the Senate to stand together and block Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

SIGN: https://actionnetwork.org/letters/tell-the-senate-to-stand-together-and-block-trumps-supreme-court-nominee?source=DemandProgress_BlockTrumpSC_JWJ&referrer=group-jobs-with-justice&link_id=2&can_id=4d8abb95a7895a1648b41bfa1ad2bb3b&email_referrer=email_383050&email_subject=stop-brett-kavanaugh

Reproductive Rights, Voting Rights, Immigration, LGBT Equality, Workers’ Rights. It’s all on the line. Any and every civil liberty we hope to have in this country could be dismantled or blocked by Brett Kavanaugh – unless the Senate mounts a defense and stops Trump’s Supreme Court takeover. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

See Indybay for Laborfest listings for month of July: https://www.indybay.org/calendar/

Friday, July 13

1. 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. 

2. Friday, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Stop Deportations; Unite Families – Picket Outside ICE with UNITE HERE Local 2!

San Francisco ICE
630 Sansome St.
SF

 All are welcomed to stand with Local 2 members in Support of Immigrants and Against Deportations!

ABOLISH ICE ~ STOP DEPORTATIONS ~ UNITE FAMILIES 

3. Friday, 7:00pm – 10:00pm, One Million Flames – OccupyICE Solidarity Vigil w/ AbolishICESF 

Immigration and Customs Enforcement
630 Sansome St.
SF

Rally from 7-9pm
Vigil from 9-10pm

Please bring candles, altar materials, photos, song, and medicine to share. Art and signs are welcome.

OccupyICE encampments and blockades have popped up all over the land called the United States and are building a National Solidarity Coalition to abolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency. Join Abolish ICE SF as we rally and stand vigil for all those locked up and deported, and in solidarity with the #OccupyICESF blockade raided by the San Francisco Police Department on July 9th after being established on July 2nd. We also stand in solidarity with all the OccupyICE actions and blockades across the continent facing local and federal police repression. 

Sponsor: Abolish ICE SF, Occupy ICE

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2037733106477138/

Saturday, July 14 

4. Saturday, 10:00am – 12Noon, Families Belong Together! CANCELLED – not listed anymore!

CANCELLED

Lake Merritt Pergola
Oakland

We are joining in a circle of compassion and clarity to announce that FAMILIES BELONG TOGETHER! #endICE

Co-Sponsors/Endorsers Include:
Anti Police-Terror Project
Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice
SURJ – Oakland/Bay Area
The East Oakland Collective
Youth Together
Spectrum Queer Media
The Center for Political Education

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1943849755906133/ 

5. Saturday, 10:00am – 1:00pm, A Day In Court Training – w/ Silicon Valley Debug 

Sierra Club
2101 Webster St., Suite 1300
Oakland

*** PLEASE RSVP at the following link if you plan on coming *** https://www.surjbayarea.org/events/a-day-in-court-training

Childcare is available during this event. For those in need of childcare services please email policy@surjbayarea.org  for more information.

Come get trained by Silicon Valley Debug on how you can show up at court in support of those facing a bail hearing. You’ll learn about the bail system in California, how to provide court support, and concrete ways that you can help expose how exploitative money bail is in our state.

Silicon Valley Debug has been at the forefront of the fight to end money bail in California. One tactic is by witnessing, documenting, and sharing stories about the bail system in our state as part of a statewide campaign called “A Day in Court”.

Observing Arraignments and Bail Hearings can be extremely useful for two key reasons:

1. The courtroom dynamics change and is more accountable when community is present.
2. Monitoring and sharing the activities of court actors across the state can give the public an informed snapshot of the California Court System.

Sponsor: SURJ Oakland Bay Area

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2056846677906670/

6. Saturday, 11:00am – 12:30pm, Release Not Transfer. Family Press Conference. 

West Coast Detention Facility
5555 Giant Highway
Richmond

In light of the recent announced closure of the West County Detention Facility, join us for a Press Conference outside the detention facility to support the families and current detainees. Come hear the relatives of the detainees as they voice their concerns with this closure and hopes for their loved ones’ release. Among those demands are:

1. That the detainees not be transferred out of state which makes it nearly impossible for their loved ones to visit them and see them, as well as for their legal representation to continue to work on their cases. Also for the return of those who have already been transferred out of state.

2. That ICE use their discretion and release them on bond, so that at least they can be with their families and loved ones.

Come out and join us in supporting these families as we ask that their loved ones be released as soon as possible. The current actions result in the cruel separation of families and we strongly ask to please consider alternative options to detention so that families can be reunited. The current policy of detainee transfer makes no sense and does not help anyone! It has a detrimental effect on families and especially on the little ones on whom it’s likely to have lasting traumatic effects and cause irreparable damage. Many of the men inside are fathers and the women mothers. They need to be with their families!

Sponsor: Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/244356819498093/ 

7. Saturday, 1:00pm – 5:00pm, July 14th: Non-Violent Direct Action Training, Oakland, CA. 

Greenpeace Warehouse
955 7th St.
Oakland

This training will take participants through the
strategies and tools used in non-violent direct action. It will include a a know your rights training.

This training will be an important place to get plugged into for upcoming street actions around the Global Climate Action Summit in September.

Diablo Rising Tide calendar of events for summer and fall 2018: http://diablorisingtide.org/take-action-diablo-rising-tide-calendar-of-direct-action-events-and-trainings/

For more information, email diablorisingtide@riseup.net 

Sunday, July 15

8. Sunday, 10:00am – 1:00pm, Street Mural Painting Training: Rise for Climate Justice

Bridge Arts & Storage
23 Maine Ave.
Richmond

STREET MURAL PAINTING HANDS ON WORKSHOP: Everything you need to know to design and facilitate painting a giant street mural; roles, materials, design, etc. This is designed for organziation who want to take on doing a mural as part of the mass mural mobilization on Sept 8, as well as doing street murals in your own community and beyond Sept 8.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1830541517022337/

Sunday, 11:45am, Monthly Golden Gate Bridge Peace Walk – Codepink 

11:45 am:  Gather at the SF or Marin end of the eastern walkway of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Noon:   Walk on the eastern walkway from the north or south ends,

to converge in the middle for a peace vigil on the bridge.

Then walk to SF side for a short peace rally.

Wear PINK or come as you are, but come in the spirit of unity for peace & justice.

BRING SIGNS ( 2×3 ft. or smaller)……wooden sticks/poles are permitted. 

Some signs provided. 

9. Sunday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Greenaction and Tim Faust: A Conversation on Health Justice

Redstone Building
2940 16th St. (nr. 16th St. BART)
SF

Wheelchair accessible

Come out and join Medicare for all speaker and activist Tim Faust in a conversation where we discuss some of the public health issues that we face in San Francisco today and how Medicare for all intersects with them.

Timothy Faust is a single-payer activist with the Democratic Socialists of America.

Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice is a multiracial grassroots organization that works with low-income and working class urban, rural, and indigenous communities to fight environmental racism and injustice and build a clean, healthy and just future for all.

Sponsor: DSA

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/403507693470778/

10. Sunday, 3:00pm – 6:00pm, How to NOT call the PoLice (Sheriffs & Kkkorts) Ever Workshop 

First Congregational Church of Oakland
2501 Harrison St.
Oakland

$3-5 donation at the door ( or whatever u can offer) to help support/cover costs of the poverty/disability skolaz who are leading this powerFULL seminar.

Please come scent-free.. No smoking near the venue (and again, please avoid having smoke/fragrance on your clothing!) Scented audience members will be directed to a scented section.

The 3rd “How to NOT Call the kkkops /Sheriffs & the kkkorts EVER workshop – featuring the poor, unhoused, disabled, Black, Brown,Indigenous,elder and youth leaders, artists, cultural workers of POOR Magazine/PrensaPOBRE,PoorNewsNetwork(PNN)/Homefulness who have practiced this concept for 21 years, even throughout their own collective traumas, colonization, gentriFUKation, family violence, eviction, incarceration, displacement, betrayal AND the attempted take-down of the landless peoples movement called Homefulness. 

Walking this walk among a poor and indigenous peoples-led movement means facing our demons ALL THE TIME.. because we all come out of collective trauma experiences of racism, wite supremacy, ablism, family violence, false borders,eviction, houselessness, criminalization, elder/child abuse, sexual violence, rape, incarceration, poLICE violence genderism, hate crimes and so much more

This workshop wiill include and launch an ongoing teaching on poor peoples/traumatized peoples accountability, how to redefine a western wite supremacist notion of security and hold each other through trauma and into a true definition of inter-dependent safety.

The workshop will feature extended family members and family elders from the Idriss Stelley Foundation (ISF) , Krip Hop Nation World-Wide Sogorea Te Land Trust and POOR Magazine‘s family elder council, elephant council ( where decisions are made) and revolutionary building circle at Homefulness, food and much more.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/147693336076082/

11. Sunday, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, The Handmaid’s Tale – screening & discussion 

Revolution Books – Berkeley
2444 Durant Ave.
Berkeley

In the near future, fascist military officers, seizing on a crisis triggered by declining fertility rates and using an alleged terrorist attack as a pretext, take power in most of what was the United States. They establish the “Republic of Gilead,” a theocracy in which biblical law and patriarchal values-as updated and interpreted by the new rulers-are increasingly imposed. Women are assigned strict roles-some bear children, some do household work, some heavy and dangerous labor.

This is the world of The Handmaid’s Tale, an original TV series which first aired in 2017. It is fiction… sort of, based on the novel by Margaret Atwood. Revolution Books invites you to watch some of this series and join in discussion about the film and about acting to STOP this fiction from becoming a reality.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1890299591268710/

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For next week

~ STAND with HAITI ~

 Rally for Solidarity

Monday, July 16, 2018

4:30pm – 6:00pm    

Market & Montgomery St

Above Montgomery St. BART

San Francisco

The powerful protests going on in Haiti expose the violence of intractable poverty, misery, hunger, racism, repression and exclusion. After 14 years of UN/US imposed policies and military occupation supported by a corrupt, US-backed dictator, the Haitian people have had enough.

For years, thousands upon thousands of Haitians have protested peacefully month after month against foreign occupation, stolen elections, government corruption, poverty, land grabs, and rising prices. The international media has ignored their struggle and helped stifle their voices. Foreign investors and Haitian elite have continued to amass enormous wealth while popular resistance has been met with bullets, teargas, imprisonment and even death at the hands of Haitian police and paramilitary forces.

The current crisis kicked off when the Haitian government raised the price of gasoline, diesel and kerosene — which were already high and out of reach for most. It has been building as numerous arson fires over the past months have targeted Haitian market women, wiping out dozens of public markets which sustain women’s economic activity, upon which the livelihood of so many Haitian families depends.

Faced with deepening misery and unbearable living conditions, the Haitian people have no choice but to resist. Fanmi Lavalas, the party of Haiti’s poor majority, has supported the courage and determination of the Haitian people in the face of dictatorship and oppression.

This is a time for solidarity. A time to stand with Haiti.

Sponsor: Haiti Action Committee

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2130282063652938/ 

Speak-Out on SFPD’s Raid
of
Occupy ICESF – BLOCKADE

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

5:30pm

San Francisco Police Commission Meeting
SF City Hall, Room 400 – 4th Floor
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco

Wheelchair accessible

At Wednesday’s, July 11th Police commission meeting,  Chief of Police Bill Scott omitted reporting of SFPD’s raid on the Occupy ICESF BLOCKADE!

It was stated in the meeting that this will be covered at the July 18th meeting.

This is an opportunity to tell what happened / question etc. SFPD’s actions on July 9th regarding the raid of ‘Occupy ICESF’ Blockade. Or you can just comment that you support ABOLISHING ICE!

SF Chief of Police. Bill Scott gives his oral report of SFPD’s (version) of actions for the week. There is time allotted after all the commissioners and those who sit at the table reports are given to give your comment. (Usually this will come early in the agenda – even though it isn’t listed)

Comments are limited to two minutes.
This is a time you can name those officers / give their badge numbers who used excessive force. Call for the SFPD not to support any ICE actions!

How did their actions show their support for ICE? What does being a ‘Sanctuary City’ mean to the commission and the SFPD?

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