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A. Pence details plan for creation of Space Force in what would be the sixth branch of the military – August 9, 2018
B. Saudi-led strike kills dozens of children on school field trip in Yemen
See Action Alert #2
C. Israeli airstrikes kill pregnant mother, toddler in Gaza – August 9, 2018
D. Wildfire Victims Rally In Opposition To Brown’s Wildfire Proposal – August 8, 2018
E. Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Fictions and Facts – August 8, 2018
2 ACTION ALERTS:
1. Tell OSHA: Protect farmworkers from extreme heat
2. Condemn Saudi Arabia for the bombing of Yemeni children:
Call the State Department at 202-647-6575, press 8 for the comment line.
Suggested message (from Codepink):
“I want the State Department to condemn the Saudis for bombing Yemeni children and I want the US to stop selling weapons to Saudi Arabia.”
Friday, August 10, – Monday, August 13
Friday, August 10
1. Friday, 11:00am – 12:30pm, CPA Youth MOJO’s Our Healing in Our Hands Campaign Launch!
555 Franklin St.
Join as we launch the mental health campaign that the Chinese Progressive Association’s Youth Movement of Justice and Organizing (MOJO) program has been working on!
During this last year, our youth members collected 971 surveys, held focus groups with students, parents, and led wellness center staff and administration interviews. Through this process, we have found that a mental health crisis exists in the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD).
Regardless of where we come from, no matter what age we are, we all want to feel seen, heard, and valued as our full selves. At CPA, we believe youth have the power to create solutions for themselves, and we also should center youth voices in decision making of wellness practices.
At this launch we will share our full report that cover students’ feelings of safety, experiences of bullying, utilization of school-based wellness centers and desired wellness center resources, and our initial recommendations and next steps for the district !
We hope this launch will shed light on the need for more specific and equitable mental health outreach and engagement in our community and other communities whose stories often go untold!
So join us on Friday, August 10th to break the stigma around mental and emotional health in schools!
For more information, please email Carolyn Nguyen at firstname.lastname@example.org
2. 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.
They have been out there every Friday. This will be the 97th week!!
3. Friday, 7:00pm, Sewing / making costumes for “Handmaids” Action! (See item # 10)
Revolution Books, Berkeley
2444 Durant Ave.
Sewing/Costume making/Pizza nite.
4. Friday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Socialist Analysis & Discussion: “U.S. Meddling in Latin America Elections
Party for Socialism & Liberation
2969 Mission St. (nr. 24th Street BART)
$3-10 donation, no one turned away
While the media and politicians continue the barrage of accusations against Russian meddling in U.S. elections without presenting any concrete evidence, they never once talk about the long history of U.S. meddling in the elections and affairs of other nations. From military interventions, coups, and assassinations, to direct funding of opposition groups, the U.S. has blocked independent and socialist governments time and again when those governments challenge U.S. domination.
Recently, we have seen the U.S. target the democratically-elected governments of Venezuela, Nicaragua, Brazil, and Bolivia to undermine the progressive gains made in those countries and reassert control of U.S. interests. Hear analysis of the history of U.S. meddling in Latin America, current intervention attempts, and how we can build the movement to oppose U.S. imperialist policy.
Saturday, August 11
5. Saturday, 10:00am – 4:00pm, Art Build: #MMIW and Women For Climate Justice
BRIDGE ART & STORAGE
23 Maine Ave.
Bay Area, California Allies – please join us on August 11th for a second art build with the amazing movement artist, David Solnit – to prepare signs and flags for the Rise for Climate, Jobs, Justice march in September!
This art build is a collaboration between WECAN International and women organizing for the Women for Climate Justice contingent; women organizing a #MMIW (Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women) contingent; and the 1,000 Grandmothers Bay Area group!
Please wear clothes to paint in and sun protections as we will be outside, and please bring snacks and drinks to share, if possible.
We will provide the art supplies, and will be doing painting, screen-printing, and other activities!
6. Saturday, 11:00am – 7:00pm, Paseo Artistico ” Every Child Is Blessed: Niños Unidos”
Calle 24 Latino Cultural District
24th Street between Mission & Potrero
This month’s Paseo Artistico aims to raise awareness about children and their families separated at the US-Mexico border, as well as highlight the value of children in our local community. Live music and dance from Latino, indigenous, Hip-Hop, and tropical artists, poetry and literary arts from Central American authors and writers, as well as indigenous food demonstration, interactive arts and crafts workshops for all ages will be presented for free to the entire community.
August 11 Paseo Artistico
Listed below is full programming schedule with confirmed venues:
Precita Eyes – 2981 24th St.
11:00AM Bilingual Mural tour (sign up or show up at Precita Eyes)
12:30PM-3PM Children’s Pop Up Mural (show up at Precita Eyes and paint!)
Alley Cat Books – 3036 24th St.
1:00PM-3:00PM: Central American poets, writers and musicians: Norman Zelaya, Maya Chapina, Linda Giron, Liliana Herrera and Camilo Landau
Accion Latina/Juan Fuentes Gallery —2958 24th St.
HORIZONS Youth/DJ Project rap artists
Mireya “Deya” singer
Youth Speaks poets Eileen Torrez and Jed “Gato” Rodriguez
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts — 2868 Mission St. (@25th)
Dance Showcase Presentation:
3:00PM-4:00PM Graphic Art Classes,
Drawing, screen printing with instructors Marsha Shaw and Melissa San Miguel for Children in the Gallery on second floor (show up to Gallery upstairs and join classes by 3PM)
Dance Mission Theater — 3316 24th St.
4:00PM-5:00PM live music and Dance
4PM La Mezcla “Pachuquismo” by Vanessa Sanchez
4:15PM Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco
Adobe Books — 3130 24th St.
1:00PM-3:00PM Luna’s Press presents René Colato Lainez Children Book Author from El Salvador
2:00PM-4:00PM Kids Craft with Luna Press and Holly Ayala
4:00PM-5:00PM Jaquey Katz California Day School Play gun violence “Our Voices Loaded (With Peace)”
Galeria de La Raza — 2857 24th St.
6:00PM “Comida Es Medicina” Exhibit Opening and Live Food Demonstration by Suzy González and Luz Calvo, DJ and performers
For more info contact <<email@example.com>>
7. Saturday, 11:30am – 1:00pm, Excelsior Is NOT For Sale – Youth Demand Affordable Housing NOW
4887 Mission St.
Valente Mortuary Parking Lot’
We are your local youth, community members, and justice seekers who are members of the neighborhood alliance, Communities United for Health and Justice. Our goal is to raise awareness about the displacement (and discrimination) in the Excelsior neighborhood!
Everyday we see our friends and family being displaced. The Excelsior is one of the last stronghold for working class immigrant community, however, we are very concerned that there are over 10 luxury housing developments in the works. These developments have a ripple effect that can effect future generations in communities of color that can lead to displacement. We believe in a different vision for the Excelsior as a displacement free zone! We want to build and preserve the culture of the community, by fighting for affordable housing.
We invite you to come join our youth organizers to fight for community developed affordable housing. This is a family-friendly event and we encourage you to invite your friends and family. We will showcase our interactive art installation and we hope you can join us!
8. Saturday, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, Oppose Nuclear Plant Start-ups / Defend the Families of Fukushima– Rally
275 Battery St. (nr. California)
Monthly gathering on the 11th day of each month:
Join No Nukes Action to rally against the further restarting of Japan’s nuclear plants and defend the children and families of Fukushima. The Abe government claims that the site has been “decontaminated” but the melted nuclear rods have not been removed from the reactor container and there are thousands of tanks filled with radioactive water.
There will be report on new developments and the international fight against nuclear power and radiation. Also on the growing push for further militarization.
Sunday, August 12
9. Sunday, 10:00am – 12Noon, Street Safety & Police Liaison Training
RSVP for location
Are you a woman of “grandmother” age? Are you excited about the climate justice movement, the immigrant movement, peace/disarmament and other social justice and environmental movements? Would you like to be of service in ensuring the streets are safe during actions and speaking to law enforcement from the grandmother perspective?
Pennie Opal Plant has been ensuring safe streets and creating good relationships with law enforcement for many years. She will be offering what she has learned in keeping people safe during nonviolent direct actions, as well as how to speak with law enforcement in maintaining the peace. Attendees will be messaged the address when they RSVP.
Goal is to train 40 grandmother age women to take the lead on street safety and police liaison during the Sept 8th Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice march in San Francisco. At the end of the march there will be 50+ street murals being painted around the Civic Center. Women who commit to keeping the streets safe will take the lead in keeping the streets closed during the mural painting from 9am to when the murals are completed, probably between 2pm and 3pm.
Sponsors: 1000 Grandmothers Bay Area and Society of Fearless Grandmothers
Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/689331464744876/
Monday, August 13
10. Monday, 6:15am – 3:15pm, Get on the Bus! Pass AB 931-Stop Police Use of Force!
California State Capitol
1315 10th St.
Reserve your seat now for the bus NOW:
-if you are getting on the bus to come up to the Capitol, PLEASE REGISTER HERE:https://goo.gl/forms/SU6AqJV6vn9qyuam1 – we need #s to figure out how many buses are needed, and are requesting zip codes so we can let representatives know how many of their constituents have mobilized!
Bus will leave promptly from the West Oakland BART at 6:15am and will leave Sacramento at 3:15pm. We should be back at West Oakland BART by 5pm.
Join us at the Capitol on 8/13 to DEMAND much needed changes to policing in California! All you need to do is GET ON THE BUS!
We are closer than we have ever been to passing landmark legislation on policing — to set new standards for when police use deadly force (AB 931). More info: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1o2saotOGC1VdfTpZ1VtxgyQYONjDxCJo/view?usp=sharing
This an incredible opportunity – but there’s huge resistance. These bills are historic – no effort to raise standards for police deadly force has ever been introduced. We have an incredible coalition supporting these bills, but police unions are fighting these with everything they’ve got. We need active support from our coalition and other allies fighting for justice to get these passed!
If you aren’t able to show up and show out on the 13th, please ask your members and supporters to call their legislators.
Call scripts and call info are linked here:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1icHoHj08mJG5dG7G6XKhEuq51I3eC3rF/view?usp=sharing. Each call takes less than 2 minutes — do it now if you can!
11. Monday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, No to a Handmaids World! No fascist USA!
Cable Car Turnaround
Powell & Market Sts.
March is through Unions Square to a “crisis pregnancy center”
Needed are young PEOPLE willing to be HANDMAIDS!
See FB site for info and let organizers know that U want to participate or let firstname.lastname@example.org know if you would like to be a “Handmaid”
The June 26th Supreme Court decision NIFLA vs. Becerra upheld the pro-life challenge to reproductive freedom enjoyed by Californians. It has national consequences: abortion continues to be increasingly more difficult to access, more dangerous to provide, and more stigmatized than ever. Women are being forced to go to desperate measures to secure abortions—often traveling hundreds of miles, going deep into debt, enduring sexual degradation to come up with the funds, losing their jobs, and more.
So-called “crisis pregnancy centers” coerce women and girls to bear children against their will.
At this protest, we will be acting in the spirit of refusing to accept a world in which women are valued as incubators and little more, in an extreme patriarchal society; and we will be refusing to accept a fascist America. We will be contributing to the battle to drive the Trump/Pence regime from office.
Sponsor: Refuse Fascism
12. Monday, 5:00pm – 7:00pm, Sisters Circle & Healing Ceremony
MacArthur BART Station
555 40th St.
Join us in:
-Lifting the spirits of Nia Wilson and Jessica St. Louis
-Creating safe space for black women and girls
-Healing in sisterhood from the violence inflicted on us.
We welcome Sister/Spirit Mother and Elder Ifalade Ta’Shia Asanti to assist us and the community in transmuting the recent loss of two of our beloved sisters Nia Wilson and Jessica St. Louis.
Bring your poetry, song and healing words to share.
For more info: email@example.com
SAVE the DATE
Saturday, August 25
Saturday, 11:00am – 3:30pm, Bay Area National Prison Strike Call to Action / Mobilization
San Quentin State Prison
11:00am – Rally / Mobilization at West Oakland BART
Carpool & Bus to San Quentin
Support Bus to San Quentin: https://www.gofundme.com/prison-strike-bus-to-san-quentin?member=551444
The Bay Area National Prison Strike Solidarity Committee, stands in solidarity with the people who have declared a Nationwide Prison Strike beginning on August 21st (This date commemorates the assassination of Black Panther Party, Field Marshall, and prison activist, George Jackson, by San Quentin prison guards) and extending to September 9th, 2018.
The National Prison Strike is in response to the “riot” in the Lee Correctional Institution, a maximum security prison in South Carolina on April 15, 2018. . Seven prisoners lost their lives during an instigated melee that could have been avoided had the prison not been overcrowded from the greed wrought by mass incarceration and a lack of respect for human life that is embedded in this country’s penal ideology
The Bay Area National Prison Strike Solidarity Committee, is organizing a Mobilization and Call to Action, on August 25, 2018, at San Quentin State Prison, with the objective of raising awareness of the inhumane conditions, treatment and policies that afflict those held in these gulags throughout amerikkka.
National Demands of the men and women in federal, immigration, and state prisons:
1. Immediate improvements to the conditions of prisons and prison policies that recognize the humanity of imprisoned men and women.
2. An immediate end to prison slavery. All persons imprisoned in any place of detention under United States jurisdiction must be paid the prevailing wage in their state or territory for their labor.
3. The Prison Litigation Reform Act must be rescinded, allowing imprisoned humans a proper channel to address grievances and violations of their rights.
4. The Truth in Sentencing Act and the Sentencing Reform Act must be rescinded so that imprisoned humans have a possibility of rehabilitation and parole. No human shall be sentenced to Death by Incarceration or serve any sentence without the possibility of parole.
5. An immediate end to the racial overcharging, over-sentencing, and parole denials of Black and brown humans. Black humans shall no longer be denied parole because the victim of the crime was white, which is a particular problem in southern states.
6. An immediate end to racist gang enhancement laws targeting Black and brown humans.
7. No imprisoned human shall be denied access to rehabilitation programs at their place of detention because of their label as a violent offender.
8. State prisons must be funded specifically to offer more rehabilitation services.
9. Pell grants must be reinstated in all US states and territories.
10. The voting rights of all confined citizens serving prison sentences, pretrial detainees, and so-called “ex-felons” must be counted. Representation is demanded. All voices count.