Articles ~ Actions ~ Events for Thursday, 12/5 – Sunday, 12/8 (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. Homeless swept from Polk St. alley despite lack of shelter beds – December 4, 2019

https://www.sfexaminer.com/news/homeless-swept-from-lower-polk-alley-despite-lack-of-shelter-beds/?fbclid=IwAR0CZU9Zywpqr1IqenIoNLofTnnC18sQACjmCF4Y6q28vle5TTEum6l2iR4

B.  Activists Take Over San Francisco Mayor’s Office Seeking Affordable Senior Housing – December 4, 2019

C. William Barr says ‘communities’ that protest cops could lose ‘the police protection they need’

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/12/04/william-barr-police-protests-communities-race/

   See Event # 5

D. ‘Disgraceful Sham’: George Zimmerman Sues Parents of Trayvon Martin, Others for $100 Million – December 4, 2019

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/12/04/disgraceful-sham-george-zimmerman-sues-parents-trayvon-martin-others-100-million

E. South Africa Reiterates its Support for Palestine at UN

F. Extinction Rebellion and Women in Black in Black Friday Protest – November 30, 2019

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/30/18828485.php?fbclid=IwAR1darQbj7wkNeaF0yCA5CeYsX6YAFjF6O2V80ziRyGP3visG-8ZfNagRVw

    See Event # 4

G. She Didn’t Know Her Autistic Son Could Be Tasered At School  – November 26, 2019

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/she-didnt-know-her-autistic-son-could-be-tasered-at-school_n_5dcf0e42e4b01f982f01cce5?fbclid=IwAR19_hYD4m5zSuXm-zJZyorCgzso2kn9RstaiHbrwUmPamsY1qtTFeFdSFA

3 ACTIONS:

1. Demand the San Juan Unified School district stop silencing Black Lives Matter

  SIGN: https://act.colorofchange.org/sign/Demand-school-stop-silencing-BLM/?t=8&akid=39423%2E797581%2EN1_6sM

2. Don’t give Trump a blank check for war!

  SIGN: https://act.demandprogress.org/sign/tell-congress-dont-give-trump-blank-check-war/?source=demandprogress&t=1&referring_akid=26187.1526208.71iDun

3. Save the Post Office

  SIGN: https://go.weareprogressives.org/page/s/Protect-the-Postal-Service?source=MS_EM_PET_2019.12.04_B2_Postal-Service_X__F1_S1_C1__all

EVENTS

Thursday, December 5 – Sunday, December 8

Thursday, December 5

1.Thursday, December 5th,6:00pm – 9:00pm, Future Relations Self Defense Night

SOMArts
934 Brannan St.
SF

FREE

(Exhibit will be open til December 21st , if U miss the opening night)

Future Relations: A Resource for Radical Teaching presents F.T.P. is the first exhibition of SOMArts 2019-20 Curatorial Residency season. With a combined 30 years of teaching experience, curators Fred Alvarado, Thomas Jones, and David Petrelli reimagine SOMArts’ Main Gallery into a site for collective liberation and hope for educators, community organizers, and youth alike.

Critically engaged teachers work collaboratively with young people in confronting and subverting systemic oppression. Through an Ethnic Studies, social justice oriented lens, Future Relations offers alternatives to traditional models of education by presenting works that underscore the importance of experiential knowledge and community cultural wealth.

Future Relations will be hosting free, all ages Self Defense speaker series at SOMArts Cultural Center on Thursday, December 5th, 6–9pm. These discussions are dedicated to self and collective perseverance through art, humor, and body movement.

SPEAKERS AND FACILITATORS


Denika Chapman, Equipto, Gail Meadows, Sara Larsen,

Tureeda Mikell, Thea Matthews, Flavia Mora
and more!

CURATORS
Fred Alvarado
Thomas Jones
David Petrelli

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2119816628327555/

2. Thursday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Art-Build with Artist David Solnit, CA Poor People’s Campaign

Bridge Storage and ArtSpace
23 Maine St.
Richmond

Californians will organize the San Francisco tour stop as part of this nine-month, 22-state ‘We Must Do MORE Tour: Mobilizing, Organizing, Registering, Educating’; building towards a Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington on June 20th, 2020.

Join the Poor People’s Campaign for Art-Build featuring local Bay Area artist David Solnit Thursday, December 5. At the Art- Build community members will create colorful banners and signs for our upcoming We Must Do MORE Tour: Mobilizing, Organizing, Registering, Educating visit in Oakland and San Francisco on Wednesday, December 11, 2019.

At the March and Mass Meeting, we will hear from people directly impacted by systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism and the war economy, and the corrupt moral narrative. We will also hear from Rev. Barber and Rev. Theoharis, Co-Chairs of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.

This nine-month, 22-state tour is the lead-up to the Mass Poor People’s Assembly & Moral March on Washington, where thousands of poor people and moral agents will gather at the nation’s capital on June 20, 2020 to demand the implementation of our Moral Agenda and call all people of conscience to engage in deeply moral civic engagement and voting that uplifts the needs of the most impacted–poor and low-wealth people, the sick, immigrants, workers, people with disabilities, and the LGBTQIA+ community.

Hosts: California Poor People’s Campaign: National Call for Moral Revival + 2 Other groups

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/980343515661596/

3. Thursday, 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Revolution & Rueda

Oakstop
1721 Broadway (close to 19th St. BART)
Oakland

$5-$20 sliding scale to benefit brigadistas going to Cuba on the next contingent (cash only, please), no one turned away

Wheelchair accessible

No childcare provided; but children are welcome

The Venceremos Brigade presents
“Revolution & Rueda:
Discuss Cuba’s Importance & Dance Salsa”

Join us for an engaging evening, including:
• a look at Cuba’s importance in the face of Trump’s severe attacks on the island
• a report back on the 50th anniversary contingent of the VB in August
• ways you can get involved, including participating on the 51st contingent in 2020
• learning how to dance La Rueda, Cuban salsa, taught by Ryan with Rueda con Ritmo

Host: Venceremos Brigade Bay Area

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/712823192529729/

Friday, December 6 

For Climate Strike actions in Oakland, San Ramon, Livermore, Santa Cruz, UC Berkeley, Marin and elsewhere

See Indybay: https://www.indybay.org/calendar/?page_id=12

4. Friday, 10:00am – 1:30pm, Youth-Led Climate Strike at BlackRock

BlackRock
400 Howard St.
SF

10-12:30 Occupation of BlackRock
12:30-1:30 March to congressional officials office

To RSVP here to receive more details about the March led by Sunrise as well as other ways to get more involved:
   bit.ly/126climate

Youth and allies are calling for an occupation at BlackRock, an invest firm that is the world’s largest monetary backer of fossil fuel companies, Amazon deforestation and one of the largest investors in private prison corporations.

We demand that BlackRock immediately divest from fossil fuels, rainforest destruction and private prisons that hold migrant kids, families and adults.

We demand that our business leaders and elected officials support this divestment from destruction and invest in a Green New Deal in order to create jobs in renewable energy and ecological restoration.

Youth will be leading a speak out and demonstrating resilience in the face this destruction.

Hosts: Sunrise Movement Bay Area + Other groups

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/432555204122329/?notif_t=event_friend_going¬if_id=1575472059962532

5. Friday, 12Noon – 2:00pm, Protest the San Francisco Police Officers Association (Every Friday)

San Francisco Police Officers Association
800 Bryant  @ 6th Street (outside)
SF

Mothers on the March Against Police Murders and Black and Brown for Justice, Peace and Equality:

 ‘Declare the Police Officers Association a Non Grata Organization’

The Police Officers Association claims to be a union, in reality it is an organization that is based on racism, white supremacy and Nazi ideology. It protects police officers that come into our communities to terrorize and murder our black and brown brothers and sisters.

We demand that the San Francisco Police Officers Association be shut down!

All are welcomed to join us!

6. Friday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Crimethinc Tour in Oakland: Benefit for Oakland IWOC

Omni Commons
4799 Shattuck Ave.
Oakland

Hear from one of the longest running anarchist media collectives in existence.

The event will benefit the Oakland chapter of the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC), who will be serving dinner at 6 PM – a delicious fusion of Puerto Rican and Filipino food.

Currently, CrimethInc. agents are traversing the West Coast of the US, distributing anarchist literature at three book fairs and offering three different presentations in at least ten different cities. This is a crucial moment, with clashes intensifying in various parts of the world; it’s a good time to strengthen our connections, sharpen our analyses, and strategize together for the next round. We’ll be revisiting our book about the last cycle of struggles, From Democracy to Freedom, as it relates to the questions confronting social movements today, and drawing on dialogue with participants in the movements unfolding right now.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/12/02/18828559.php

7. Friday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Film +Reports “Rebellion and Repression from Chile to Boliva

PSL
2969 Mission St. (nr. 25th St.)
SF

$3 -$10 donation. No one turned away

Wheelchair accessible

See Patricio Guzman’s historic documentary film “The Battle of Chile: Coup d’Etat” about the 1973 US-backed overthrow of the democratically-elected socialist government of Salvador Allende. The film reflects the uprising of today in Chile against neo-liberal policies and the recent US-backed coup in Bolivia ousting socialist indigenous president Evo Morales. Mass protests continue in both countries despite brutal state repression and killing of protesters.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/12/02/18828548.php   or  https://www.facebook.com/events/500323907236044/

Saturday, December 7

8. Saturday, 9:30am – 5:30pm, & Sunday, 9:30am – 5:30pm, Fierce Vulnerability/YTBN Network Onboarding

In Oakland

Application (Required) & More Info: http://eastpointpeace.org/event/fv1219/

We invite you to the first onboarding training of Yet-To-Be-Named network in Oakland

The Yet-To-Be-Named Network is a decentralized constellation of direct action teams positioned at the intersection of racial healing and climate justice. These teams are comprised of people who deeply resonate with the content of the network’s zine, and who feel called and are prepared to uphold the principles and practices (aka “the DNA”) outlined in the network’s soon-to-be-completed handbook!

Host: East Point Peace Acadamy

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1701978659935697/

9. Saturday, 10:00am – 5:00pm, & Sunday, 11:00am – 5:00pm, Palestinian Holiday Crafts Bazaar 2019!

Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA)
1101 8th St.
Berkeley

Wheelchair accessible

A unique display of items from Palestine: award-winning Olive Oil, Pottery, Olive Wood Products, Embroidery, Shawls & Scarves, Olive Oil Soap & Palestinian Dead Sea Products, Keffiyehs, Children’s Toys & Clothing, Jewelry, Kitchenware & Cookbooks, Rugs and Books – plus delicious Arabic food.

Saturday, December 7:
1pm: Storytime with Wafa Shami, Author of Children Storybooks “Olive Harvest in Palestine” & “Easter in Ramallah”
11am-1pm: Henna by Henna Garden Events & Entertainment
1pm-3pm: Book Signing by Jeff Haas of “The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther”

Sunday, December 8:
11am – 3pm: Calligraphy Demonstration with Mo Sati
12pm – 2 pm Book Signing by Blanche Araj Shaheen of “Feast in the Middle East: A Personal Journey of Family and Cuisine”

Hosts: Joining Hands and Middle East Children’s Alliance

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2492381967711592/   or  https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/19/18828281.php

10. Saturday, 11:00am – 5:00pm, East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest 2019

Omni Commons
4799 Shattuck Ave.
Oakland

The East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest is back at the Omni Commons in Oakland for it’s tenth anniversary!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/734128100396589/

11. Saturday, 11:00am – 5:00pm & Sunday, 11:00am – 5:00pm, Huichol Art Holiday Event!

Gathering Tribes
1412 Solano Ave.
Albany

An opportunity to meet our Huichol brother, Luciano Valdez, support his traditional indigenous community and buy fabulous hand-made gifts full of meaning at nearly wholesale prices!

Huichol art is colorful, meaningful and beautiful. It is made by putting a thin layer of tree resin and beeswax over wood or gourds and then pressing seed beads or yarn in to the mixture. The 2-dimensional “paintings” depict glimpses into the world of this traditional indigenous tribe. One might see symbols of animals, curanderos (healers), rain and more esoteric symbols of energy and glimpses into the spiritual dimensions. The images symbolize healing, protection and/or gratitude.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/713279945826911/?event_time_id=713279952493577

12. Saturday, 1:00pm – 2:30pm, Mountain Movers: Women of the Third World Liberation Front Student Strikes

Chinese Historical Society Museum
965 Clay St.
SF

Tickets by Eventbrite

Mountain Movers: Women of the Third World Front Student Strikes shares the history of student movements at SF State, UC Berkeley, and UCLA during the 1960s and features oral histories of prior and current student activists. Join us in celebrating the publication of this important piece of collective knowledge with a panel focusing on the contributions of female activists of the Asian American movement. Organized with SFSU’s Asian American Studies Chair Russell Jeung, the panel will include Laureen Chew, Penny Nakatsu, Betty Kano, and Vicci Wong!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/3287110004695842/

13. Saturday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, Moving Protest on Mass Transit

Meet promptly at 1:00pm              :

Castro & Market Sts.
SF

”Train-ing” to Remove the Trump/Pence Regime

Mobilize mass protests on mass transit. Turn the trains and buses into moving agitation vehicles — scores or hundreds of people board at a major transit stop and then move through the trains spreading the word. Rally along the route at different stations.

In San Francisco, board street cars at Castro & Market at 1:00 pm for a circuitous route thru the Mission District and SF neighborhoods.

We will be creative. This is an action to get the word out broadly and to organize for the following Saturday December 14, a national day of #OutNow! marches and rallies. We will build momentum and turn the eyes of society towards the kind of unrelenting sustained protest that we have seen around the world demanding regime change.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/12/04/18828626.php  and  https://www.facebook.com/events/411837239698438/

14. Saturday, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Green Strategy: The Path to Fundamental Transformation

Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph
Oakland

Green Strategy: The Path to Fundamental Transformation.

With Marc Brodine

GREEN STRATEGY focuses on how to build on how to build a massive, worldwide movement to create fundamental change, the only way to solve the ominous environmental crisis humanity faces. Addressing the fundamental problems of our time by linking environmental struggles to other struggles Brodine’s important work argues that deeply allied social and political movements can transform our politics, our economy, and fundamentally protect our species.

Copies of GREEN STRATEGY will be for sale and light refreshments will be served.

Hosts: Peoples World, International Publishers, the Northern California District of the Communist Party USA, and the Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library.
Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/12/04/18828602.php

15. Saturday, 7:00pm – 7:30pm, XR at the Opera

SF Opera House (outside)
SF

Join Extinction Rebellion SF Bay Area as we stage XR’s version of the Evening Prayer from the opera, Hansel and Gretel, outside of the Opera House. This event will take place between 7:00 PM and 7:30 PM, when the entire opera will be presented inside by the SF Opera.

Wells Fargo is the season sponsor of the SF Opera. Wells Fargo is the largest financier of the fracking industry, and the second-largest financier of the fossil fuel industry in the world. This year the Royal Shakespeare Company in the UK is cutting its ties to their sponsor, BP, after school children threatened a boycott. A similar outcome in San Francisco would be one small step in combating climate chaos.

This is an open action. Anyone moved to participate is welcome to join us as we listen to the singers tell us about getting pushed into the oven of climate chaos.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2521019981514292/

Sunday, December 8

16. Sunday, 10:00am – 6:00pm, 6th Annual Howard Zinn Book Fair: Discovering Our Power!

City College of San Francisco – Mission Campus
1125 Valencia St. @ 22nd St.
SF

For program of speakers and exhibitors and for more info visit our website at: https://howardzinnbookfair.com/

The fair draws upon the legacy of legendary historian and activist Howard Zinn by gathering together over 60 publishers, booksellers, zinesters and community groups and dozens of author readings, panel discussions and workshops, all to explore the ways people can take collective action to build a better future.

The HZBF has become an invaluable annual event for left political culture in the San Francisco Bay Area and this year will feature over 50 author readings and panel discussions (each 90 minutes long!) on a wide range of issues relating to economic and social justice. Speakers will include Silvia Federici, Jane McAlevey, Alice Bag, Bhaskar Sunkara, Nicholas Baham III, Eric Drooker, Shawna Potter, Charlie Anders, Emory Douglas and voices from The Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong, The Yellow Vest Movement in France, The Oakland Teachers Strike and more.

The theme of this year’s book fair is “Strike! Discovering Our Power.” We selected this theme to celebrate the ways in which everyday people discover their ability to work together. Inspired by the wave of strikes across the United States in the past year, the massive General Strikes in India, and the recent uprisings in Algeria, Sudan, Lebanon and Chile, we expand the idea of the strike to include all of the ways people can take collective action to preserve their homes, protect life on earth, respect indigeneity, shut down the machinery that produces racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and inequality, and build movements that are strong enough to last. The Strike! is not only about withdrawing our labor, but about redirecting it to create a better world.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1046381065693192/

12. Sunday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Nanjing Ji 2019

Hilton San Francisco
750 Kearney St.
SF

This year marks the 82nd anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre. You are cordially invited to attend our annual Nanjing Ji 2019.

Please join us in support and prayers for the victims of December 1937 Nanjing Massacre.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2386750428230508/

18. Sunday, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Emory Douglas and Jeff Haas: Honoring Fred Hampton

1125 Valencia St.
SF

Join Jeff Haas & Emory Douglas and the Freedom Archives for this Howard Zinn Book Fair event!

50 years ago Chicago police with FBI support raided Black Panther Fred Hampton’s Chicago apartment assassinating him and Mark Clark and injuring 4 others. Attorney Jeff Haas exposes the conspiracy behind the execution in this updated book. Emory Douglas, then Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party, will also join us.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/480062085928192/

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