Articles ~ Actions ~ Events for Thursday 11/14 – Tuesday 11/19 (from Adrienne Fong)

Am not back posting on a regular basis

– Please post your events on Indybay: https://www.indybay.org/calendar/?page_id=12

    Thank you to all who are – See Indybay for other events.

ACCESSIBILITY: Please include Accessibility Information on events!

ARTICLES

A. Breaking: Israeli forces kill 23, injure 69, in bombardment of Gaza – November 13, 2019

https://israelpalestinenews.org/breaking-israeli-forces-kill-23-injure-69-in-bombardment-of-gaza/?utm_source=mailpoet&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily+Updates

B. The Movement to Free Rodney Reed Illustrates the Growing Unease Over Texas’ Use of the Death Penalty – November 11, 2019

https://www.texasobserver.org/free-rodney-reed-illustrates-unease-texas-death-penalty/?fbclid=IwAR2mh97gb2qbTiTdBFLpxp7s1NiE_Jkx3pScckkNpiMq2rs5vucWk5G4dj4

   See Action item # 1 & Event item # 18

C. Off-duty Richmond police officer fatally shoots man in Vallejo

https://www.sfchronicle.com/crime/article/Authorities-investigate-fatal-shooting-in-14825599.php

     R.I.P

 ♥ Eric Reason ♥

  See event # 3

D. Anatomy of a police shooting: The chaotic last moments of Jesus Delgado Duarte – November 11, 2019

E. ‘Morales’ resignation undermines claims he is dictator, US may be behind push to oust him’ – November 10, 2019

https://www.rt.com/news/473105-morales-resignation-us-interference/?fbclid=IwAR2Df6UqXrMDX_nWWXA9zFMt-Xkc_f170zuUeDTODz1mDOOfXq_-NKuoxqw

3 ACTIONS:

1. Rodney Reed is Innocent – Free Him Now!

  SIGN: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/rodney-reed-is-innocent-free-him-now?clear_id=true&source=email-rodney-reed-update-all-eyes-on-the-us-supreme-court

2. Tell Trump’s USDA, Don’t Cut SNAP

  SIGN: https://actionnetwork.org/letters/submit-your-comment-tell-trumps-usda-dont-cut-snap/?source=group-coalition-on-human-needs&referrer=group-coalition-on-human-needs&redirect=https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/stand-up-for-human-needs-support-chn-today-2&link_id=0&can_id=4d8abb95a7895a1648b41bfa1ad2bb3b&email_referrer=email_661056___subject_859651&email_subject=together-lets-stop-these-heartless-cuts-to-snap-food-stamps

3. Tell the State Department: No KXL Pipeline!

  SIGN: https://act.oilchangeus.org/sign/no-KXL/?t=3&akid=28662%2E197547%2EGUK8mI

Events

Thursday, November 14 – Tuesday, November 19

Thursday, November 14

1. Thursday, 9:30am – 11:30pm, Protest Pence – Trump’s Homophobia & Misogyny Czar

NASA Ames Research Center, Building 15
Moffett Blvd.
Mountain View, C

Please share  info with people U know who live down the peninsula!

Call for Handmaids – Costumes will be loaned out for demo.

   Contact / RSVP: vigilfordemocracy1@gmail.com

Protest Pence at NASA Ames in Mountain View.  Help us call out his homophobia & misogyny with this protest. WEAR WHITE; WE’LL PROVIDE FAKE BLOOD!

We will gather in a large group and those who want to will make a bloody die-in.

We will create an eye-catching protest of Pence to draw attention to his homophobia and misogyny with a die-in. If you want to participate in the die-in, Wear white clothes that you don’t mind staining; we will provide fake blood. If you don’t want to be easily recognized in photos, we encourage you to arrive in pale or white make-up.

Please register on eventbrite link https://protestpence.eventbrite.com to ensure we can update you with the location on the large Ames campus.

Hosts: Vigil for Democracy, Refuse Fascism Bay Area, Resistance SF

https://www.facebook.com/events/499471773974697/   & https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/09/18827946.php

2. Thursday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, NO MORE tech office space in the Mission

SF City Hall, Rm. 400
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl.
SF

This is a hearing.

The Mission community continues to suffer from an overabundance of luxury housing and high-end office projects that provide no opportunity for our working-class and communities of color. Projects like these continue to displace our most vulnerable neighbors.

*2300 Harrison Street is a tech-office project that will directly connect with an existing building currently leased by Lyft. Combined, these two buildings create nearly 100,000 sq. ft. of tech office! Over 650+ tech workers could be added to the Mission when these two buildings are connected!

Communities of Color are severely underrepresented in this industry. This project will add over 180 upscale workers, little opportunity for our working-class communities, and very little housing. This project will only add to the displacement of our most vulnerable neighbors.

Host: United to Save the Mission

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2501784883434865/

3. Thursday, 2:00pm, Press conference for Eric “Cheddaman” Reason

521 Georgia St.
Vallejo

join the family of Eric Reason and The Justice Coalition Of Vallejo for a press conference that will be held at attorney Melissa Nold’s office at 521 Georgia st at 2pm.

 We will be demanding Virgil Thomas the officer who murdered Eric Reason be arrested and charged with murder.

Our second demand will be that an outside investigator comes and does the investigation.

Third we are demanding accountability and answers as to why the officer Thomas was seen standing over Eric’s body photographing and or recording him. Our final demand is that the video/s be released to the family and the public!!!! Please come out and support the family as they make their demands!!!!!!!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/688294701698158/

4. Thursday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Immigrant Rights Commission Special DACA Hearing

SF City Hall, Rm 408
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl.
SF

Wheelchair accessible

Interpretation available upon request

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

The San Francisco Immigrant Rights Commission invites you to attend a special hearing on the future of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The hearing will feature testimony from local experts, advocates, community members, and #DACA recipients on the DACA case before the U.S. Supreme Court, what the outcome of the case will mean for San Francisco, and how San Francisco can support DACA recipients who could lose their work authorization and their protection from deportation

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/494967738026485/

5. Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, The End of Policing: Abolitionism in the Bay Area

San Francisco Statue University – Library 121
SF

Map to SFSU J. Paul Leonard Library: https://goo.gl/maps/2s1S5bX3GQXabr7LA
Floor Map of SFSU Library 1st floor, to find Library 121: https://library.sfsu.edu/first-floor-map-and-features

FREE & OPEN to ALL – students, community members, staff, and faculty

SFSU will be hosting Alex Vitale, Jade Rivera of the End Police Violence Collective, Amber Piatt of the Audit Ahern Campaign, and a representative of the No New SF Jail Coalition.

They will discuss Vitale’s book, _The End of Policing_, and THREE local campaigns to *decarcerate* and *depolice* our society while improving public health, safety, and well-being.

Here are resources to study and/or share with others.

The End of Policing:
https://www.versobooks.com/books/2426-the-end-of-policing

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1456477947826524/

Friday, November 15

6. Friday, 9:00am – 12:30pm, Honoring the Life of Paulo Paulino Guajajara & All Defenders

300 Montgomery St.
SF

Brasil Solidarity Network invites all of you to join us for our November action as we honor and lift up the life of recently slain Guardian of the Forest, Paulo Paulino Guajajara. Paulo was murdered on Friday while he was in the jungle gathering water.

Were teaming up with Colombia Conexion this month to honor the many many defenders who have been murdered in Colombia! We will be painting our mural at the Brasilian Consulate and lifting up Paulo and denouncing the murders of land defenders!!! We then, once the paint is dry, will be marching around the corner to the Colombian Consulate and doing the whole thing (not mural) all over again!!! Borders mean nothing and solidarity means everything. From Brasil to Colombia to the Bay we stand.

Colombia is among the three most dangerous countries for the defense of the land. Since the signing of the Peace Accords in 2016, at least 700 social leaders, mostly Afro-Colombian and Indigenous activists, have been murdered in Colombia, according to the Institute for Development and Peace Studies

On October 29th, the massacre of five Indigenous leaders in Colombia shocked the country. Among the victims was Cristina Bautista, the leader of the semi-autonomous Indigenous reservation of Nasa Tacueyó. Earlier that week another indigenous community member was killed.

Hosts: Brazil Solidarity Network, Amazon Watch, DiRT

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/561259451319408/

7. Friday, 4:30pm – 6:00pm, Roll Back the Rent!

1 Bush St.
SF

Energized by the recent rent rollback for 500+ tenants in 34 buildings throughout SF, Veritas / Greentree Property Management / RentSFNow tenants are rallying again to #RollbackRent at more buildings across SF. Join us!

Our immediate demands of Veritas are:

– Cancelation of pending capital improvement passthroughs
– Rollback of ALL capital improvement passthroughs already impacting tenants
– Rollback of ALL operations & maintenance rent increases ruled on prior to last year’s change in the law

Additionally, we are putting out a call to the Board of Supervisors for a citywide rent freeze on all rent-controlled apartments: No rent increases on rent-controlled apartments until the BOS considers deep policy change on a fair rate of affordability to complement a landlord’s expectation for a fair rate of return. If a landlord can demonstrate financial hardship, then an annual rent increase should be granted.

With the Rent Board Commission considering new rules requiring landlords to disclose their profits to receive operations & maintenance rent increases, and with members of the BOS soon holding a public hearing on passthroughs, we demand a citywide rent freeze on rent-controlled apartments to preserve this essential housing stock while we consider new policies.

Host: Housing Rights Committee – SF

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/638710990000607/

8. Friday, 5:30pm – 7:00pm, Save Chelsea Manning & Julien Assange – Oakland Vigil

MacArthur & Fruitvale
Oakland

Weekly vigil.

9. Friday, 7:00pm, Be Water: Hong Kong & Catalonia

Tamarack Oakland
1501 Harrison St.
Oakland

Tamarack and Commune Magazine invite you to a video presentation by the Vitalist International:

BE WATER : WORLD

Lessons from the freedom movements in Hong Kong and Catalonia

Umbrellas, laser pointers, and cardboard boxes, black blocks using encrypted platforms to vote live on escape routes and designers quitting their day jobs to make Pepe memes full time: The movement in Hong Kong is a signal fire showing us the future of resistance in an increasingly digital world.

From low tech solutions against the most advanced surveillance state on Earth to mesh networks and live mapping software, two participants in the movement will discuss the revolution in Hong Kong, from a user’s perspective.

Catalunya Fall 2019

After the Spanish Supreme Court convicted 9 Catalans of “Sedition” for their roles in the 2017 independence referendum, a wave of revolt crashed over the region. Drawing on lessons from the laboratory in Hong Kong, millions of people have built a movement that goes beyond its nationalist framework and questions the meaning of democracy in our time.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2452672318315171/

10. Friday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Putting History in Domestic Workers’ Hands

The Eric Quezada Center for Culture & Politics
518 Valencia St.
SF

Wheelchair accessible

CPE is excited to host a presentation of an important movement tool born of a collaborative project begun in 2014 between leaders of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and scholars at Smith College. Together, they developed a digital timeline designed to put history into the hands of domestic workers.

Come see excerpts of the timeline and join a conversation about:
-Creating popular education tools using digital technologies
-Transforming representations of domestic workers
-Creating effective activist-academic partnerships
-History as a tool for political education

Speakers:
Monique Tú Nguyen (executive director, Matahari Women Workers’ Center)

Lisa Moore, (senior field director National Domestic Workers Alliance)

Diana Sierra Becerra (postdoctoral fellow in Digital Humanities and Popular Political Education, Smith College)

Jennifer Guglielmo (Associate Professor of History, Smith College)

Michelle Joffroy (Associate Professor of Spanish & Portuguese, Smith College)

Host: The Center for Political Education

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/554192832071920/

Saturday, November 16

11. Saturday, 11:00am – 4:30pm, Help reply to mail from prison

Critical Resistance Oakland
1904 Franklin St.
Oakland

Accessibility Information:
– Elevator access.
– Bathroom ADA Accessible.
– Wheelchair accessible.
– We have snacks, water and often pizza.
– Children welcome but we have no dedicated childcare atm.
– Please come fragrance free.

People write in asking for resources, subscriptions to The Abolitionist newspaper, and to have their stories heard. We work together to respond to each letter.

It’ll be held at our office at 1904 Franklin #504. We’ll have food. To get in the building, use the call box to dial the office and we can buzz you in. If the call box doesn’t work, try from your phone: (415) 518-9044.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1406949876126745/

12. Saturday, 1:00pm – 3:30pm, Trump/Pence Out Now! #OutNow

Meet at:

Castro & Market St.
SF

March to 24th & Mission St., SF

Mike Pence and the religious right are advancing a program of Christian supremacy and patriarchy, with the Bible taken literally and everything that means – women losing the right to control their own bodies, LGBT people back in the closet and their lives under threat, the end of the separation of church and state, secular public education attacked, science denied and ignorance run rampant. Already, some of these goals have been hammered into place.

This week’s Rally and March from the Castro is part of mass protests around the country, the culmination of 4 weeks of protest to launch the #OUTNOW! movement. Join us! We will not stop until our one goal is reached: Trump/Pence Out Now!

Host: Refuse Fascism & Vigil for Democracy

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/485971282057992/    &  https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/10/18827987.php

13. Saturday, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, Butterfly Effect Youth Rally to Support Migrant Children

Lake Merritt Amphitheater
South Side of Lake Merritt
Oakland

Join us for a youth led rally to support children in detention. We will display all the Bay Area butterflies from the Butterfly Effect project, and hear from youth involved in the Butterfly Effect!

We will be joined by Destiny Arts Junior Company and the youth singers from the Alphabet Rockers! We will have youth speakers from The Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula and an adult ally speaker from Tsuru for Solidarity.

We’ll also write postcards to children in detention and to legislators to raise our voices to #endchilddetention.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1000021020340277/

14. Saturday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, Rally & Vigil: Justice 4 Dujuan Armstrong, Killed in Santa Rita

Alameda County Sheriff SubStation
2425 East 12th St.
Oakland

Justice for Dujan Armstrong:
From Prisoner Strikes to Covers-ups, Santa Rita Needs to be Shut Down!
Community groups, organizers, and activists are ramping up pressure on Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern in an effort to put and end to the culture of violence that exists at Santa Rita Jail, and that led to the death of 23-year-old father Dujuan Armstrong in June of last year.

Armstrong was sentenced to serve his sentence on weekends at Santa Rita Jail – meaning that he would check in at 6pm on Friday’s and be released on Sunday’s at 6pm. On a weekend in June of last year, however, Dujuan Armstrong would check into Santa Rita for the last time.

Armstrong was tied down in the now infamous “WRAP”, a disabling restraint that was used during the deaths of James Nate Greer and Kayla Moore at the hands of the Hayward, BART and Berkeley Police, respectively.

Santa Rita is one of the largest jails in the nation. There have been nine in custody deaths at Santa Riga this year alone! Meanwhile, Sheriff Ahern remains completely unaccountable and D.A. Nancy O’Malley appears completely unwilling to take action. Further, this protest occurs two weeks after Santa Rita prisoners went on strike seeking dramatically improved conditions to ensure the health and safety of those behind bars

The family of Dujuan Armstrong still has questions: Why was the date on the police body camera footage of Dujuan’s death different than the date given to his family? Why have his cell phone and other belongings not been returned to his mother?

Please join the Armstrong family Saturday to Demand Justice for Dujuan!
Justice for Dujuan Demands:
* Transparency re: the investigation into the Death of Dujuan Armstrong
* A Comprehensive Audit of Sheriff Greg Ahern
* The Shutdown of Santa Rita Jail

Host: APTP

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/451716605454384/

15. Saturday, 5:00pm – 7:00pm, The End of Policing

Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph
Oakland

A conversation with Alex Vitale

Alex Vitale is Professor of Sociology and Coordinator of the Policing and Social Justice Project at Brooklyn College and a Visiting Professor at London Southbank University. He has spent the last 25 years writing about policing and consults both police departments and human rights organizations internationally. He also serves on the New York State Advisory Committee of the US Commission on Civil Rights and is the author of City of Disorder: How the Quality of Life Campaign Transformed New York Politics.

In his recent work, The End of Policing, Vitale gives a scathing critique of police reformism and presents realistic alternatives to policing, such as restorative justice and harm reduction programs implemented in various departments around the world.

The book is a means to spark a public discourse: telling the racist and anti-labor origins of modern policing as a tool of social control, in which police authority is inconsistent with community empowerment, social justice and public safety – so the event will be organized as a conversation with local activists Cassie Lopez and Nicole Evelyn Leopardo.

Sponsors – Northern California Communist Party, Harry Bridges Club, CPUSA and People’s World/Mundo Popular

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/12/18828058.php

16. Saturday, 5:00pm – 9:45pm, Night Out with Homeless Youth

Youth Spirit Artworks
1740 Alcatraz
Berkeley

Please join us for a night to remember in support of homeless youth! This event will begin with an appreciation of our amazing 800 Tiny House Village volunteer construction team, followed by a youth performing arts poetry slam. We’ll end the night with a screening of Lost in America and a sleep-out at YSA.

Featuring
— Delicious food!
— Youth performance
— Tiny House volunteer appreciation
— Tiny House tours
— Film Screening
— Sleep out!

Info/RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2422114021394941/

17. Saturday, 7:30pm – 9:00pm, Love With Accountability: Digging Up The Roots of Child Sexual Abuse

The Green Arcade
1680 Market St.
SF

Free

Despite the current survivor-affirming awareness around sexual violence, child sexual abuse, most notably when it’s a family member or friend, is still a very taboo topic. There are approximately 42 million child sexual abuse survivors in the U.S. and millions of bystanders who look the other way as the abuse occurs and cover for the harm-doers with no accountability. Documentary filmmaker and survivor of child sexual abuse and adult rape, Aishah Shahidah Simmons invites diasporic Black people to join her in transformative storytelling that envisions a world that ends child sexual abuse without relying on the criminal justice system.

Co-panelists (in alphabetical order) will join Simmons: Qui Alexander, Rosa Cabrera, Cecelia Falls, Thea Matthews, Loretta Ross and Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons.

Love WITH Accountability features compelling writings by child sexual abuse survivors, advocates, and Simmons’s mother, who underscores the detrimental impact of parents/caregivers not believing their children when they disclose their sexual abuse. This collection explores disrupting the inhumane epidemic of child sexual abuse, humanely.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/10/28/18827671.php

Sunday, November 17

18. Sunday, 10:00am – 12Noon, San Francisco Stands with Rodney Reed – Rally/Vigil

SF Ferry Building (in front)
Embarcadero at Market St.
SF

Sign up here! http://www.mobilize.us/actionpac/event/157681/

National Mobilization to #FreeRodneyReed

11:00 AM: Group Photos in front of Ferry Bldg. & Bay Bridge
(To be sent to Rodney’s Support Team & Texas Governor Abbott)

Please brings signs, banners and other visuals if you can.

On Nov. 20 Texas is scheduled to execute Rodney Reed, another innocent black man convicted of a crime he did not commit. Texas is refusing to give Rodney a Fair Trial, in spite of overwhelming evidence supporting his innocence, and new DNA testing that can be done. Join us as we rally in his defense.

To co-sponsor contact  ratherbenyckeling@comcast.net

Host: SF Codepink & Refuse Fascism

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/13/18828093.php

19. Sunday, 12Noon – 4:00pm, Justice4Amilcar mural unveiling and pachanga

24th & Capp St.
SF

Amilcar Perez-Lopez was a 21-year-old Ch’orti’ Mayan immigrant from Guatemala who was shot and killed in 2015 by plainclothes in front of his home.

Amilcar came to the U.S. at age 17, working at construction sites and restaurants around San Francisco. Friends and coworkers remember him as a hardworking, thoughtful, generous young man.

ABOUT THE JUSTICE 4 AMILCAR MURAL
The Justice 4 Amilcar mural is the largest mural to be painted in the Latino Cultural Corridor in a decade. It is dedicated to Amilcar Perez Lopez who was shot by officers from the San Francisco Police Department on February 26, 2015.

Despite the subsequent failure of our legal system to hold the officers accountable for his murder the #justice4amilcar coaltion called for a mural to honor our young Guatemalan brother.

His family in Guatemala and this community refuses to forget him and the many other victims of police and boarder violence. We dedicate this mural in their honor.

Conceptualized by Fr. Richard Smith and the Justice4Amilcar Coalition, the mural was designed by local artist Carla Wojczuk and Homies Organizing the Mission to Empower Youth (HOMEY). It is an offering for the community, prayer for justice and a show of solidarity for Amilcar’s family. The design was finalized by lead artists Lucia Ippolito, Adrianna Adams, Anna Lisa Escobedo, Flavia Mora, Cristian Muñoz and Pancho Pescador, helped by many volunteers.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/569806047154881/ (H.O.M.E.Y.) & https://www.facebook.com/events/1526501950825266/  (Precita Eyes Muralists)

20. Sunday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Death & devastation by PG&E: The need to nationalize energy utilities

New Valencia Hall
747 Polk St. (nr. Ellis)
SF

Homecooked lunch served at 12:15pm for $8-10 donation

Freedom Socialist Party Monthly Meeting

PG&E is responsible for the gas pipeline explosions in San Bruno that killed eight, the 2018 Camp Fire that laid waste to Paradise, and the recent Kincade Fire, as well as widespread forced blackouts. The private utility has shown that it puts profit above all else.

Hear a socialist feminist perspective on the need to take over the corporate power provider and put it in the hands of its workers and customers. Publicly run utilities exist and we can make them even better. Share your ideas in discussion.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/03/18827832.php  or  https://www.facebook.com/events/1452889598182046/

21. Sunday, 2:00pm – 3:30pm, Alcatraz is Not an Island 50th Anniversary of the Occupation

SF Public Library – Anza Branch
550 37th Ave.
SF

Historian Hawk (James) Lowden (Hoopa Valley Tribe) and an Alcatraz Island Park Ranger will tell the story of the historic 1969 Native American Occupation on Alcatraz and provide information on how the 50th Anniversary of the Occupation will be commemorated beginning this November 20th.

“Alcatraz is not an island, it’s an idea. It’s the idea that you can recapture and be in control of your life and your destiny, and self-determine your future.” Richard Oakes

Host: SF Public Library & Anza Branch

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/490694344849917/

22. Sunday, 2:00pm – 6:00pm, Alternatives to Policing 7: Health Emergencies

Omni Commons
4799 Shattuck Ave.
Oakland

Because policing fails to meet people’s needs, and puts people in danger of arrest, imprisonment, and/or even death, we must eliminate connections between policing and healthcare. But how? Someone is bleeding or in emotional distress or appears to be unresponsive right in front of you. What can you do?

Critical Resistance Oakland and The Oakland Power Projects present: “Know Your Options for Health: Emotional Crisis, Acute Injuries, and Overdose” workshop. This combined, interactive workshop aims to strengthen people’s skills to respond to community health needs in ways that minimize police contact. We will practice skills using real-life scenarios, review resources and work together to create the community care we want to see.

Oakland Power Projects Health Workers are a collective of healers and health workers who aim to build community capacity to resist the everyday violence of policing. Critical Resistance launched the group in 2015, following community research interviews where people repeatedly expressed the desire to disconnect health crises and healing from police response. Facilitators for this session include emergency clinicians, street outreach and crisis response advocates, trauma experts and community organizers. Comrades from Punks With Lunch will join us to conduct training on Narcan use for opiate overdose.

ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP SERIES

A growing coalition of organizations in the Bay Area is coming together to explore alternatives to calling the police to our campuses and into our neighborhoods. Over the coming year, we will be offering a series of workshops to explore alternatives to calling the police. Some of these workshops will provide deepening analysis and a grounding in alternative ways of thinking about community safety. Others, like this one, will provide practical skills. All of them will lift up a transformative justice framework and emphasize the importance of self care.

The Coalition includes First Congregational Church of Oakland, Kehilla Community Synagogue, Qal’bu Maryam, Jewish Voice for Peace, Skyline Community Church, Oakland Peace Center, Oakland LBGTQ Community Center, SURJ-Bay Area, and the Omni Collective. We are eager to partner with additional organizations so please contact us if you are interested!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/666083757250462/

Nothing known for Monday Nov. 20

Tuesday, November 19

23. Tuesday, 8:30am – 10:30am, Salesforce: Stop Providing Tech for Concentration Camps

Meet at:

Howard St. (between 3rd & 4th St.)
S

Demand that Salesforce #DropTheContract!

As Salesforce gears up for its 2019 #Dreamforce convention, thousands of people are currently locked up in concentration camps by US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP)—in no small part because Salesforce is supplying technology to CBP.

History has not been kind to companies that are complicit in human rights atrocities, and it will be no different with regard to Salesforce and the US Government.

Salesforce needs to get its technology out of the hands of those who are using it to commit blatant human rights violations in our name.

Hosts: Coalition to Close the Concentration Camps – Bay Area, Bay Resistance, Democratic Socialist of America –SF

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2433159756951928/

24. Tuesday, 12Noon – 12:30pm, Stand with immigrant women seeking refuge! Rally

SF City Hall (steps)
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl.
SF

BoS will be voting on this today!

join the immigrant leaders of Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA) and the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies on the steps of San Francisco City Hall, and stand with immigrant women seeking refuge!

Across the country, we are witnessing an assault on the rights of women and immigrants. Women, girls, and LGBTQ people arriving at the border seeking the protection of asylum are being turned away, and many others who seek this protection in the U.S. are being deported.

Last year, in a sweeping ruling known as “Matter of A-B-,” the Trump Administration attempted to slam the door on women fleeing domestic violence and other harms in their homes and communities, referring to domestic violence as a “private matter.”

Our community is standing up and fighting back. On November 19, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors will vote on a resolution that formally condemns Matter of A-B- and calls on the U.S. government to restore justice to our asylum system and offer refuge to women and girls seeking protection after fleeing horrific violence and threats to their lives.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2509915425954561/

25. Tuesday, 12Noon – 4:00pm, Press Conference + Pack the Court for Joaquin

12Noon – Press Conference

1 Post St.
SF

1:30pm – Bond Hearing

100 Montgomery St., 8th Floor
SF

PLEASE JOIN US IN SUPPORTING A U.S. NAVY VETERAN FACING DEPORTATION:
Our friend, community advocate, and U.S. Navy veteran, Joaquin Sotelo, is once again being forced to defend his liberty before immigration officials who are seeking his detention and deportation.

Though a judge released Joaquin from a privately-run immigration detention in January 2017, ICE has engaged in a years-long aggressive effort to overturn that decision. An appeals panel recently reopened Joaquin’s bond proceeding and ordered a new hearing before an immigration judge, forcing Joaquin and his family to again interrupt their lives for a new proceeding to decide whether he will be allowed to remain free. This despite three years in which Joaquin has not only complied with the judge’s orders, but has become a role model of the rehabilitation that is possible through faith and community.

Hosts: Pangea Legal Services, Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/449143925785911/

26. Tuesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Vigil + Rally for the Dream and Promise Act

10890 San Pablo Ave.
El Cerrito

Path to Permanent Residency for DACA, TPS and DED Now!

More than 1.1 million women and men stand to lose their work authorization and legal status in this country unless Congress takes steps to defend recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED), whose protections have been canceled by the Trump administration.

Join El Cerrito Mayor Rochelle Pardue-Okimoto, El Cerrito City Council members, the El Cerrito Progressives, DACA and TPS holders, unions and community organizations in a vigil/rally to urge the U.S. Senate to honor the hard work and contributions of DACA and TPS recipients by acting to pass a bill like the House of Representatives’ Dream and Promise Act of 2019, H.R. 6.

Vote on resolution: El Cerrito City Council Meeting right after @ 7pm

Host: East Bay Sanctuary Convenant

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/813331202470679/

27. Tuesday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Palestine, Academia & Activism – Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi

Buena Vista United Methodist Church
2311 Buena Vista Ave.
Alameda

Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi is Professor of the Arab & Muslim Ethnicities and Diaspora (AMED) Program at San Francisco State University. Dr. Abdulhadi will speak about Palestine, Academia and Activism- and the attacks against her.

This event is sponsored by: Friends of Wadi Foquin, AROC, FOSNA Bay Area, JVP Bay Area, MECA, United Methodist Israel Palestine Task Force NorCal, United Methodist Advocacy & Justice NorCal, Lakeshore Baptist Church, Islamophobia Studies Center, Council on American Islamic Relations-CA, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance Alameda County Chapter, World Without Walls, Nikkei Resisters, PYM, ISM.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/955027111497438/

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