Part 1~ Articles ~ Actions ~ Events for Thursday, 9/5 – Tuesday 9/10 (from Adrienne Fong)

Event listings will be going out in 3 parts.

This is the LAST events listing of known events for a time (Unless Trump makes an appearance in SF).

Thank you for all that each of you do!

Please encourage groups you are involved in to post their events on Indybay: https://www.indybay.org/calendar/?page_id=12

   Thank you to all who are posting there! Check Indybay for other postings.

ACCESSIBILITY: Please include Accessibility Information on events! 

KiDS Friendly / Childcare: Include info

ARTICLES

A. Trump administration raids military construction projects for border wall  – September 3, 2019

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/09/03/trump-administration-prepares-to-raid-military-projects-for-border-wall-1479981?fbclid=IwAR0lpbMBMDbjxTHSoII8ckUWZ45dMZUO5zwuGiZrW9Jlsc7gLf1ulK5zluw

B. Faced With Criticism, Trump Administration Reverses Abrupt End to Humanitarian Relief – September 2, 2019

C. UCSF Statement on Possible Deportation of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Patient – August 30, 2019

https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2019/08/415281/ucsf-statement-possible-deportation-ucsf-benioff-childrens-hospital-patient?fbclid=IwAR1zQY466x1JbuCs146gazcrWL6owb7d_xTpx59pVGhSHtAIsXGxbUbre4Q

   See event # 4

D. Over 1,100 Congregations Have Agreed to Provide Sanctuary to Migrants – August 30, 2019

E. Indigenous Women of the Amazon Send a Call: The Fight for Mother Earth Is the Mother of All Fights – August 29, 2019

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/08/29/indigenous-women-amazon-send-call-fight-mother-earth-mother-all-fights

F. ‘Just the Beginning’: Massive Protests in UK as Thousands Flood Streets to #StoptheCoup  – August 29, 2019

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/08/29/just-beginning-massive-protests-uk-thousands-flood-streets-stopthecoup

ACTIONS

1. Tell BlackRock: Stop financing the destruction of the Amazon

  SIGN: https://act.credoaction.com/sign/blackrock-amazon?sp_ref=510928230.4.199042.e.638409.2&referring_akid=.21110.7ZeI7v&source=mailto_sp

           See event # 2

2. Tell your Representative to stand up for the right to boycott and cosponsor H.Res. 496

  SIGN: https://cmep.salsalabs.org/actionalerthres4960/index.html?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=898d060e-0b35-4c6d-8786-969da8e46988

3. Urge Key Senators to Pass the Tenant Protection Act of 2019

  SIGN: https://www.housingnowca.org/supportrentstability?utm_campaign=tenanttuesdayaug27&utm_medium=email&utm_source=acceaction

4. Demand Congress cease any funding for the war in Yemen!

  SIGN: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/sign-the-petition-demand-congress-cease-any-funding-for-the-war-in-yemen?emci=1e1a0054-47cf-e911-bcd0-281878391efb&emdi=e9158ea2-65cf-e911-bcd0-281878391efb&ceid=3117119&source=2019YemenNDAA_WAND&referrer=group-womens-action-for-new-directions&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fsecure.everyaction.com%2f1zYyAaZom06vzyprT6y3ZA2

5. Tell your Representative to protect our oceans and marine wild life from offshore drilling!

  SIGN: https://action.foe.org/page/12871/action/1?ea.tracking.id=Email&ea.url.id=291466&forwarded=true

  EVENTS – Part 1

Thursday, September 5 – Tuesday, September 10

September 5, Thursday

1. Thursday, 9:30am – 11:00am, Hearing on EBSC v. Barr

Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building & US Courthouse

2nd Floor, Courtroom 6

1301 Clay St.

Oakland

Arrive by 9:00am

Come show community support!

On August 16th, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a frustrating decision to allow the Trump administration’s policy to deny asylum eligibility to asylum seekers who arrived in the U.S. after transiting through a third country. On Thursday, September 5th, Judge Tigar will hear our motion to restore the nationwide scope of the preliminary injunction he initially issued.

Host: East Bay Sanctuary Convenant

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/676941722784363/

2. Thursday, 12 Noon – 2:00pm, SF March on Global Day of Action for the Amazon

Meet at:

Brazilian Consulate

300 Montgomery St.

SF 

March to BlackRock at 400 Howard St., SF

RSVP: https://actionnetwork.org/events/sf-march-on-global-day-of-action-for-the-amazon-2?zipcode=94115&country=US

At noon on Thursday September 5, – the Global Day of Action for The Amazon we will assemble at the Brazilian consulate in San Francisco to denounce the policies and practices of the Bolsonaro administration that have directly led to a massive increase in fires in the Amazon and on indigenous lands. We will stand in solidarity with the people of the Amazon and call for immediate action to put out the fires, protect indigenous lands and indigenous rights and END the illegal deforestation of the Amazon.

We will then march to the offices of BlackRock at 400 Howard street. to protest their financing of Amazon destruction.

Host: Amazon Watch

Info: https://actionnetwork.org/events/sf-march-on-global-day-of-action-for-the-amazon-2?zipcode=94115&country=US

September 6, Friday

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

Hall of Injustice

850 Bryant St.

SF

DEMAND POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY

All are invited to join us (Even if it’s for a few minutes) to demand that District Attorney George Gascon charge police officers with murder. Stand with ALL families who have lost loved ones to police murders. This is a movement towards police accountability. If we keep accepting the way things are, we’ll, never make any true progress that benefits the people. Since Gascon has been the DA in San Francisco, he has not charged any police officers.

Calling for Justice for:

Joshua Smith, Kenneth Harding Jr., Peter Yin Woo, Steven Michael Young, Dennis Hughes , Pralith Prolouring, Dale Stuart Wilkerson, Alex Nieto, Giovany Contreras Sandoval, O’Shaine Evans, Matthew Hoffman, Amilcar Perez-Lopez, Alice Brown, Herbert Omar Benitez, Javier Lopez Garcia, Mario Woods, Luis Gόngora Pat, Jessica Nelson, Nicolas McWherter, Nicholas Flusche, Damian Murray, Keita O’Neil, Jesus Adolfo Delgado, Jehad Eid, and Derrick Gaines (killed by a police officer hired by SFPD)

The above named  all were killed by SFPD during DA Gascon’s reign – NOT ONE police officer has been charged! 

Host: Mother’s on the March

4. Friday, 12:30 – 1:15pm, Rally of Support for Isabel Bueso

UCSF Benioff Hospital Oakland

747 52nd St.

Oakland

The California Nurses Association is sponsoring this event to show that our hospital and Bay Area community believe the decision to send her home is inhumane and cruel. Please show solidarity with Isabel and her family and join us. We need to send the message to the Trump administration that all immigrants here for medical care under this program should be allowed to stay.

Host: California Nurses Association

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/958463284530440/

5. Friday, 5:30pm – 7:00pm, BASTA!! FREE CHELSEA AND JULIAN

 

Fruitvale Ave. & MacArthur Blvd

Oakland

Vigil, potluck, meeting/music/ afterwards

Info: bayaction2freeassange.org  

September 7, Saturday

6. Saturday, 9:00am – 11:00am, STREET MURAL TRAINING (See item # 8  for Art Build)

Bridge ArtStorage

23 Maine Ave.

Richmond

1.5 miles from Richmond BART, nice bike ride, but far to walk. If you need a ride from Richmond BART post a comment. If you are driving anc can pick someone up please check comments and let’;s see if we can self-organize for public transit non-bikers.

CLIMATE STRIKE STREET MURAL TRAINING
On Sept 25th Strike for Climate Justice, there will be a series of giant street murals of the solutions led by a range of community groups. TRAINING: We will offer a series of 2 hour street mural trainings; How to design and paint a street mural using non toxic tempera and clay paint.


MURAL FACILITATORS: We are looking for mural team members who can help with the overall mural tasks that day.


MURAL SOLUTIONS:
 We are looking for 20 community groups who want to design and paint a round mural of their positive solutions to climate crisis and injustice. Contact us to request a mural spot and support. 
Here is video, photos, stories from last years Rise street murals and a how to guide: Paint the Future
http://art.350.org/rise-murals/

NEEDS: 
Containers: We need donations of LOTS yogurt-type containers (w lids if you have them) and small buckets street murals, 
Towles to for use rags
Pop up shade structures for outdoor art building, they will get heavy use in Sept and beyond, so looking for donations from folks who may not need/use, rather than loans.

Hosts: Climate Justice SF + 5 Other groups

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1273553576162923/

7. Saturday, 9:30am – 12:30pm, Free Citizenship Workshop in San Francisco

Microsoft SF Office

1355 Market St. (between 10th & 9th Streets)

SF

Free

Volunteer registration for this workshop is now open! Register at: https://volunteer.legal/event/nZBX8e3MqQ/signup

Registration for this event will be open from 9:30am to 12:30pm on a first come, first served basis.

During the workshop, attendees will receive FREE assistance with:
• Step-by-step review of the naturalization process
• Assessment of eligibility to naturalize
• Application preparations and documentation packaging
• Application review with an immigration attorney
• Access to community resources & more! 

This workshop is possible through the support and partnership with Microsoft Silicon Valley.

Questions? Contact the San Francisco Pathways to Citizenship Initiative for more information and leave a message on one of our multilingual hotlines:
English: 415.662.8901
Spanish: 415.662.8902
Cantonese: 415.295.5894
Filipino: 415.692.6798
Russian: 415.754.3818

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2285702065078145/

8. Saturday, 12Noon – 5:00pm, Climate Strike Art Build

Bridge ArtStorage

23 Maine Ave.

Richmond

1.5 miles from Richmond BART, nice bike ride, but far to walk. If you need a ride from Richmond BART post a comment. If you are driving anc can pick someone up please check comments and let’;s see if we can self-organize for public transit non-bikers.

We will make art for the Climate Strike mass actions on Sept 20-27, including the two major events: 
Youth Vs Apocalypse-led action in San Francisco on Fri Sept 20, 10am, Federal Building7th and Mission, SF
https://www.facebook.com/events/2857619404280511/

Strike for Climate Justice! Wed Sept 25, 7am-5pm: Mass nonviolent direct action and street murals
https://www.facebook.com/events/370245703647109/

Wear Painting clothes. Some art building will be outdoors and in the sun, so bring sun protection and water. Snacks/drinks to share welcome.

NEEDS: 
Containers: We need donations of LOTS yogurt-type containers (w lids if you have them) and small buckets street murals, 
Towles to for use rags
Pop up shade structures for outdoor art building, they will get heavy use in Sept and beyond, so looking for donations from folks who may not need/use, rather than loans.

Hosts: Climate Justice SF + 5 Other groups

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/363114587950676/

9. Saturday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Our Children Are Sacred, Free Concert

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

760 Howard St.

SF

Songs of Love Honoring Migrants And Refugees

As the draconian response to the crisis on the southern border continues to wrench children away from parents seeking safety and opportunity, Bay Area artists have been working together to formulate a response to the unthinkable family separation policy. Featuring an amazing cast of Mexican and Mexican-American artists, Our Children Are Sacred: Songs of Love Honoring Migrants And Refugees is an unprecedented interdisciplinary collaboration that brings together artists, community advocates and non-profit organizations to highlight family separations and human rights violations.

Some of the leading artists involved include Mexican singer/songwriter Diana Gameros, whose music reflects her liminal borderlands status as an artist working between cultures, languages and musical genres; singer/songwriter and voice actorLiliana Herrera, inspired by her bicultural spirit, rhythmically treads across musical genres and stages, honoring indigenous and immigrant communities alike while infusing sultry and powerful Chicana SOuL (#latenighttacostandmusic). The afternoon’s presentation also features theologian, cultural worker, producer and singer/songwriter Francisco Herrera, a veteran activist and performer who’s worked extensively with Grammy Award-winning producer Greg Landau (who is in the process of recording Songs of Love).

Hosts: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival + 3 Others

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/361305787878214/

10. Saturday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, Crisis at the Border: Local Faith Responses and Call to Action

First Presbyterian Church

1965 Colfax

Concord

$10 – $20

The Multi-Faith Immigration Coalition for Action in Contra Costa County (MICA), the Faith Alliance for a Moral Economy (FAME), and the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity invite you to learn about root causes of the border crisis, and ways faith communities are getting engaged and providing support to immigrant families through: Accompaniment, Advocacy, and Public Witness. 

Hosts: Multi-Faith Immigration Coalition for Action (MICA), Faith Alliance for a Moral Economy 
Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/02/18825913.php

11. Saturday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Moving Walls screening and panel presentation

SF Main Library

100 Larkin St.

SF

Former WWII Japanese American detainees Hiroshi Kashiwagi and Yae Wada will join filmmaker Sharon Yamato and photojournalist Stan Honda in a free screening of the documentary, “MOVING WALLS,” followed by a panel presentation on the effects of the WWII incarceration. Civil rights activist and attorney Don Tamaki will serve as moderator.

Hosts: Moving Walls & SF Public Library

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/510174792861329/

12. Saturday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Readings from Civil Liberties United: Diverse Voices from the SF Bay Area

Oakland Asian Cultural Center

388 9th St., Suite 290

Oakland

$3 – $5. No one turned away

Enjoy live readings from a new anthology of poetry, prose and art by 100 Bay Area writers and artists of color and allies celebrating the rich diversity that truly makes America great.

Civil liberties matter to everyone—not just those who are targeted now. Those who keep silent may be next. Although we are 60% of the Bay Area’s population, people of color remain under represented and under published.

Readers: Avotcja, Ravi Chandra, Carole Chinn-Morales, Keh-Ming Lin, Tureeda Mikell, Grace Morizawa, Roji Oyama, Susana Praver-Perez, Shizue Seigel, R. Sridevi, and Kimi Sugioka. 

Visual artists: Cris Matos, Joan Osato, Choppy Oshiro, Pancho Pescador, Edsel Rivera, Shizue Seigel, Leon Sun, Mel Waters, and Jess X. Wong.

Co-presented by Oakland Asian Cultural Center and Eastwind Books of Berkeley.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/05/18825224.php

September 8, Sunday

13. Sunday, 10:30am – 12 Noon, Rising to the Climate Emergency: What Can we Count On?

Berkeley Fellowship Unitarian Universalists’ Hall

1924 Cedar (at Bonita)

Berkeley

Wheelchair accessible

All who are concerned about the climate crisis are invited to join Joanna Macy and Sunrise

When you think of the upcoming Global Climate Strike (Sept. 20-27), who is leading the demonstrations? Young people, right? They’re increasingly taking the lead for climate related actions through organizations such as Sunrise. Marching beside the young people is spirit if not always in body will be revered elders in the ecology movement such as Joanna Macy, the author of 13 books and a veteran of six decades of political activism.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/22/18825592.php

14. Sunday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, Reform or Revolution?

Revolution Books Berkeley

2444 Durant Ave.

Berkeley

Discussion

There is nothing more unrealistic than the idea of reforming this system into something that would come anywhere near being in the interests of the great majority of people and ultimately of humanity as a whole. (BAsics 3:2) by Bob Avakian

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/04/18825984.php

15. Sunday, 3:00pm – 7:00pm, “Know Your Rights” and “Digital Security for Activists” training with Civil Liberties Defense Center

The Warehouse

955 7th St.

Oakland

Must RSVP: https://actionnetwork.org/events/know-your-rights-training-with-the-civil-liberties-defense-center?link_id=0&can_id=4d8abb95a7895a1648b41bfa1ad2bb3b&source=email-sept-8th-know-your-rights-training-with-the-civil-liberties-defense-center&email_referrer=email_607405&email_subject=sept-8th-know-your-rights-training-with-the-civil-liberties-defense-center

ADA accessible, and just a 10-minute walk from West Oakland BART station

If you require translation or other assistance – please let us know in advance!

Diablo Rising Tide is excited to host friends from the Civil Liberties Defense Center for a two-part training – specifically geared towards people doing climate justice organizing

·       Part 1: Know Your Rights – 3:00 – 5:00

·       Tips for understanding your First Amendment Rights, dealing with police, and other legal issues related to demonstrations, protests, non-violent direct action and civil disobedience. Learn how corporations and the government are attempting to undercut your activism and what you can do to better protect you and your community.

·       Part 2: Digital Security for Activists – 5:30 – 7:00

·       Between government surveillance, private companies infiltrating movements, and public doxing – learn how you can better safeguard your information, communicate more securely, and protect yourself digitally. Feel free to bring your laptop or phone – and you can start to implement some of these tips on the spot.

·        

We will have a 30-minute break between the sessions, and you can attend either training or both.

For more info email diablorisingtide@riseup.net

September 9, Monday

16. Monday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Special Hearing on the Impact of the Border Crisis in SF

SF City Hall, Room 416 – 4th Floor

1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl.

SF

Wheelchair accessible

Interpretation by request

The San Francisco Immigrant Rights Commission and the San Francisco Human Rights Commission invite you to attend a special joint hearing co-sponsored by the Office of Board of Supervisors President Norman Yee on the impact of the border crisis in San Francisco.


The hearing will feature testimony from local experts, advocates and community members on the situation of asylum seekers in the Bay Area, how the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border is playing out in San Francisco, and what the City can do to support families seeking asylum. 
Updates will also be provided on the IRC’s special hearing on money transfers to Yemen, and the latest news on public charge.

Members of the public and impacted individuals are encouraged to attend. 

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/377748669816643/

17. Monday, 5:30pm – 8:00pm, “Now What”: The State of Immigration Under Trump

YELP HQ

140 New Montgomery, Level 8

SF

Free                                                                                                   

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/now-what-the-state-of-immigration-under-trump-tickets-70589357669

5:30PM Doors Open 
6:00PM Panel Starts 
6:45PM Lobby Closes (please call event organizer after this time to get inside) 
7:00PM Networking 
8:00PM Event Ends 
Food and drinks will be provided.

Border walls. Travel bans. ICE raids. Separation of families. Deaths of migrant children 
at the border. 

These immigration issues have been consistently pushed to the forefront since Trump took office. In the United States, immigration has been an integral part of our history. 

But why has it become such a contested topic today? What is actually happening at the U.S Mexico border? How are Trump’s policies affecting migrant communities? And most importantly, what can we do to make a difference? 

At this panel, we will hear from community advocates who will help us process these questions and inspire us into action.

Panelists: 

–Niloufar Khonsari and Rosario Rosales, Pangea Legal 
–Alan Pelaez Lopez, Black LGBTQIA + Migrant Project 
–Bianca Sierra Wolff, California Change Lawyers 
–Iliana G. Perez, Immigrants Rising

Host: YELP DiverstBurst SF

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/02/18825914.php

September 9th – 10th, Monday & Tuesday

18. 5th Soil Not Oil International Conference

Grey Area Theater

2665 Mission Street

SF

Tickets:

Register now at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-soil-not-oil-international…

  $ 0 – $300

The Soil Not Oil International Conference is an educational event where attendees learn about the root causes, effects and solutions towards creating climate stability. The event is highly recommended to students, educators, activists, farmers, scientists, investors, policy makers, healthcare providers, urban planners and environmental changemakers.

Confirmed keynotes Bobby Kennedy Jr., Jonathan Latham, Elizabeth Kaiser, Anne Bilke, R Brent Wisner and David Mongomery. There will be dozens of plenary speakers and workshops, as well as several performances.

September 10, Tuesday

19. Tuesday, 4:00pm – 9:00pm, ART BUILD  (See item # 8 for details )

Bridge ArtStorage

23 Maine Ave.

Richmond

1.5 miles from Richmond BART, nice bike ride, but far to walk. If you need a ride from Richmond BART post a comment. If you are driving anc can pick someone up please check comments and let’;s see if we can self-organize for public transit non-bikers.

NEEDS: 
Containers: We need donations of LOTS yogurt-type containers (w lids if you have them) and small buckets street murals, 
Towles to for use rags
Pop up shade structures for outdoor art building, they will get heavy use in Sept and beyond, so looking for donations from folks who may not need/use, rather than loans.

Hosts: Climate Justice SF + 5 Other groups

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/363114587950676/

20. Tuesday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Border to Border With Love Collage & Action Night #DefundHate

IFPTE, Local 21

1440 Broadway, Suite 610

Oakland

Free

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/border-to-border-with-love-collage-action-night-defundhate-tickets-71249117027?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR3pXcbTEpepCo07Kwa5SzQwikyHJ17Exb_DIwZf-YLyYomEQrQf4RKZ8qw

Join us at 5:30PM to communicate our demand to Congress to take true action to stop funding hate and cruelty by reducing ICE & CBP budget to 2016 levels; eliminating their ability to steal funds from other agencies, and voting no on any Appropriations Bill or Continuing Resolution that doesn’t include these two items.We’ll be gathering to create a collage of pro-immigrant, anti-hate messages to combine and send to the final Border to Border with Love event in San Diego, where Native, Indivisible and local leaders will gather for a rally to #DefundHate. We will also write postcards and letters to the editor and learn about other ways we can support this cause.

Host: Indivisible East Bay

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2566630393379844/

21. Tuesday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, The Testaments by Margaret Atwood – community reading/release party

Revolution Books Berkeley

2444 Durant Ave.

Berkeley

Free

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood – community reading/release party 

Get your copy of THE TESTAMENTS. 

Find out what happened to Offred of THE HANDMAID’S TALE. 

“Dear Readers: Everything you’ve ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we’ve been living in.” 
-Margaret Atwood 

The author Margaret Atwood will not be present.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/04/18825985.php

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