Articles ~ Events for Friday, Dec. 13 – Friday, Dec. 20th (from Adrienne Fong)

In a few days will be posting events that are weekly / monthly and some articles that might interest you. That will be it for awhile!

– 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. ‘Atrocious’: 188 Democrats Join GOP to Hand Trump $738 Billion Military Budget That Includes ‘Space Force’ December 12, 2019

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/12/12/atrocious-188-democrats-join-gop-hand-trump-738-billion-military-budget-includes

B. Video reveals police shot Jamaica Hampton while he was running — not while he was allegedly assaulting officer – December 11, 2019

  See event # 15 – info on SFPD Town Hall

C. Data shows 40% of elementary kids homeless in Salinas – December 11, 2019

https://www.ksbw.com/article/data-shows-40-of-elementary-kids-homeless-in-salinas/30201852

D. SFPD officer who delivered false testimony had prior credibility issues – December 10, 2019

E. City supervisors move to save CCSF classes after budget cuts – December 10, 2019

F. Reports: Israel occupation used flechette shells in Gaza  December 10, 2019

https://ppost24.com/post/551/reports-israel-occupation-used-flechette-shells-in-gaza?fbclid=IwAR0FnlKl8lVrkv0yUPFNiVeU_xzuBXecJqPjaTNi0aKPNgL_3Tirn65pumg

EVENTS

Friday, December 13 – Friday, December 20

Friday, December 13

1. Friday, 11:00am – 12:30pm, Compassion Has No Walls Vigil and Press Conference (NEW)

ICE
630 Sansome St.
SF

11:00am – Press Conference. For enforcement of the recently passed law, AB32, which prohibits new detention contracts with for-profit prison corporations in California. ICE is trying to circumvent this by rushing through contracts before January 1. We will call on Governor Newsom and Attorney General Becerra to step up in power to hold ICE accountable for this violation.

11:30 – Vigil

Join us this month as we stand with those directly impacted by unjust immigration systems and laws. Together we will inspire and be inspired, sing and pray, support and be supported, and honor all of humanity.

Our vigil is co-hosted by Or Shalom Jewish Community and Chochmat HaLev, who invite us to Free Them All: Kindle the Light for Freedom. In that spirit, we will be honoring the Hanukkah holiday with candles representing aspects of immigration blessings and challenges.

Host: Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity & Or Shalom Jewish Community

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/519373455459403/

2. 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 stand with us.

3. Friday, 6:00pm, “Youth” Chinese film of the Cultural Revolution, the Sino-Vietnam War, and the aftermath. 

Veterans Building, Room 206
401 Van Ness Ave. (@ McAllister)
SF

The Chinese movie, “Youth,” is about a Chinese Army dance troupe and what happens to its members.  The film begins during the Cultural Revolution, then in the second part moves to the Sino – Vietnam war, a month long border war between China and Viet Nam that happened after the American war in Viet Nam.  The final part of the film occurs in the 1990’s, when the veterans come home, the country has gone capitalist, and others are getting rich while the combat vets struggle with wounds both physical and psychological.  

The movie is based on a semi-autobiographical novel by a Chinese army veteran of that war, and the producer of the film was also a Chinese army dance troupe veteran. In a sense, this might be vaguely compared to Oliver Stone’s movies about the American war in Viet Nam.  

Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qq8fCA8vXZc

Veterans for Peace will show the movie and a couple of our American combat veterans will talk afterwards and compare their war and coming home experience to the Chinese veterans’ experience as portrayed in the film. 

4. Friday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Eyewitness Iran, Uncovering Media Lies

PSL
2969 Mission St.
SF

Wheelchair accessible

$3 – $10 donation – no one turned away

While the U.S. continues to aggressively target Iran through sanctions and threats of invasion, the country has managed to continue building economic and political ties to Europe, Asia and its neighbors. Join us for an eyewitness report from PSL members Mazda Majidi and Nazila Barshady, who recently traveled to Iran and experienced something completely different than what U.S. propaganda claims.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2522693867785512/   or  https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/12/05/18828634.php

5. Friday, 8:00pm, Benefit Party for Moms4Housing – CANCELLED

Tamarack Oakland
1501 Harrison
Oakland

Accessibility info: wheelchair accessible tables and bathroom available on the ground floor. The second floor is up a flight of stairs.

Please come out and support Moms4Housing, a group of formerly homeless Oakland mothers who have come together to occupy a house in West Oakland. To have any home empty while people live on the streets and in their cars in unacceptable!

We will have a raffle with great prizes from a local tattoo parlor, restaurant, coffee shop and many more to be determined!

**Please make sure to come resist eviction of the Moms4Housing on Tuesday, dec 17th starting 6am @ 2928 Magnolia St.

***Sign the petition to support:
https://tinyurl.com/savemomshouse

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/608688913272294/

Saturday, December 14

6. Saturday, 10:30am – 12Noon, A cry from Bethlehem to the International Community

Pacific School of Religion
1798 Scenic Ave.
Berkeley

Guest speaker: Daniel Bannoura, Instructor of Islamic Studies and Comparative Religion at Bethlehem Bible College, who was educated at the University of Chicago and the London School of Theology and writes and lectures on Christian theology, Islam, and the life of Christians in the Holy Land.

Panelists:
Rev. Dr. Dale M. Weatherspoon, Pastor of Easter Hill United Methodist Church in Richmond, CA, former member of the General Board of Church and Society and the General Commission on Religion and Race, a community activist and a life-long pursuer of justice.

Rev. Dr John Anderson, Chaplain at St. John’s Presbyterian in San Francisco and Co-Moderator of the Israel Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church-U.S.A.

Rev. Dr. Allison Tanner, Minister of Christian Formation at Lakeshore Ave Baptist Church in Oakland, Co-Leader of Friends of Sabeel North America Clergy and Seminary Action Council, the convener of World without Walls and a GTU alumna.

Moderated by:
Rev. Michael Yoshii, Pastor at Buena Vista United Methodist Church, co-founder of United Methodist Kairos Response (UMKR) and Cal-Nevada UMC Israel-Palestine Task Force

Co-Sponsors: NorCal Sabeel, Bay Area World Without Walls Coalition, Friends of Wadi Foquin, American Muslims for Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace Bay Area, Middle East Children Alliance, Cal-Nevada UMC Advocacy & Justice Committee, Cal-Nevada UMC Israel-Palestine Task Force, International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, Cal-Nev UMC Filipino American Ministry (Caucus), University Lutheran Chapel and Lakeshore Ave Baptist Church.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/454246335504705/

7. Saturday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Join the December Disruptions: Trump/Pence OutNow!

Meet at:

Powell & Market St.
SF

“There is no Santa Claus, and he will not remove Trump and Pence. It’s on us. Trump/Pence #OUTNOW!”

This is a month of flash protests, banner drops, rapidly responding to sharp political events, and other actions, including “moving protests” – on public transit or by car caravan – to disturb the air and get the word out on a massive scale.

The centerpiece of the month will be mass protests on December 14, injecting the demand “Trump/Pence #OUTNOW!” into the holidays to shake off the numbing mass-consumerism daze.

If we truly want to bring joy to children everywhere in this season, we must put an end to the regime that locks them in cages and imperils their future.

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

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2511298779094827/

8. Saturday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Solidarity Meeting With The People of Chile & Bolivia

ILWU Local 34
801 2nd St. (next to AT&T Stadium)
SF

The Defense of The People and Workers Of Chile & Boliva
Presentations, Music and Video

Speakers:
Al Rojas, Co-founder UFWA and Sacramento LCLAA
Clarence Thomas, retired ILWU Local 10 Secretary Treasurer
Lisa Milos, CWA UPTE UCSF rank and file member
Steve Zeltzer, CWA PMWG member and producer of KPFA WorkWeek Radio

The massive repression and attacks on the Chilean and Bolivian working people is a threat to all democratic rights.

There is very real evidence as well that the US government and it’s allies in the region supported these coups and the mass repression.

Behind these coups are the privatization of the economies of both countries and austerity that has destroyed the living standards of the populations to enrich the wealthy in these countries but also US multi-nationals which want total economic control.

The need for solidarity with the Chilean and Bolivian people is critical and this meeting will look at the history of US labor in supporting the people of Chile. Dockworkers in Chile have called for an international boycott and the International Dockworkers Council IDC has recently called for a full boycott of cargo.

Host: United Public Works for Action

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/12/03/18828569.php

9. Saturday, 2:00pm, Interfaith Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence

Third Baptist Church
1399 McAllister
SF

Vigils are being held at hundreds of locations nationwide. A time to remember those we have lost, give witness to the stories of survivors.

Info: https://www.sfinterfaithcouncil.org/interfaith-vigil-victims-gun-violence-2

10. Saturday, 7:30pm – 10:00pm, No Ban, No Wall, No War: Resist All Dec 14th, 2019

Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California

1433 Madison St.
Oakland

FREE

Accessible to persons with disabilities

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/no-ban-no-wall-no-war-resist-all-tickets-68407142605?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR0z4NbpRkl7EoYWTKn5t8506Vu2TopMLrgJTxBa35H3RrwTnOcAsJwigIU

On Dec 14 and 15, the Aswat Ensemble will present two free concerts in Oakland and Menlo Park, focusing on the themes of unity, resistance, diversity and solidarity.

The concerts are timely and essential, providing an opportunity to bring the various facets of our communities together through the uplifting power of the Music and the Arts,

The project has two main goals :

(1) to showcase the talents, cultural heritage and resilience of the numerous Bay Area communities targeted by racism, Islamophobia, anti-immigrants, xenophobia, sexism,

(2) to express mutual solidarity, to raise awareness of our united power.

In addition to the regular choir, Vukani Mawethu, three Mexican singers (Diana Gameros, Francisco Herrera and Lilian Herrera) and two youth singers from the community (Sophia Bouzid and Naya Salah). Performances will be sung in Arabic, English, Spanish and French.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/552974955489535/

Sunday, December 15

11. Sunday, 1:00pm, Rebellion in Haiti

Freedom Socialist Party
747 Polk St. (nr. Ellis St.)
SF

Wheelchair accessible

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

Fed up with government lies and corruption, Haitians have been taking to the streets. They are calling on President Jovenel Moïse to resign. Hear the Haiti Action Committee report on the historical context for the Caribbean nation’s latest insurrection and discuss what’s needed to bring about a victory for working people.

For information: 415-864-1278 • bayareafsp@socialism.com • tinyurl.com/FB-BAFSP

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/583622245727056/

Monday, December 16

12. Monday, 12Noon – 2:00pm,  PG&E, we need #PowertoLive!

PG&E Corporate Headquarters
77 Beale St.
SF

Accessible & Kid friendly

We shouldn’t have to choose between deadly blackouts or deadly fires. We shouldn’t be at the mercy of PG&E’s negligence while vulnerable communities who need #PowerToLive and the public continue to pay the price.

PG&E, we demand you:
1. GIVE BACK ALL SHAREHOLDER PROFITS UNTIL PG&E CAN SAFELY PROVIDE POWER. STOP PROFITING OFF PEOPLE’S LIVES.

2. INVEST IN VULNERABLE PEOPLE’S BASIC POWER NEEDS. STOP PUTTING PEOPLE AT RISK.

3. GOV. NEWSOM AND CPUC MUST TURN PG&E OVER TO THE PEOPLE. UTILITY JUSTICE IS CLIMATE JUSTICE.

Hosts: Diablo Rising Tide (DiRT) + 9 Other groups

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/525375821347512/

Tuesday, December 17

13. Tuesday, 6:00am, Moms 4 Housing Eviction Defense

2928 Magnolia St.
Oakland

On November 18th, a group of mothers without shelter reclaimed possession of a vacant investor-owned property in West Oakland. On December 3rd they received an eviction notice from Wedgewood Inc., one of the country’s biggest “fix & flip” companies that has profited significantly from the housing crisis.

The Alameda County Sheriff’s office has confirmed that they will be enforcing the eviction order on December 17th beginning as early as 6 a.m.

Moms 4 Housing is calling on all community supporters and members of the media to come to 2928 Magnolia St. on the 17th to defend #MomsHouse.

Host: Moms 4 Housing

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/530377570885243/

14. Tuesday, 9:00am, Support cultural icon Kevin Epps in court

SF Hall of Justice
850 Bryant St., Department 20, 2nd Floor
SF

In 2016, Kevin Epps. a filmmaker who documented violence in poor San Francisco communites was arrested for murder of Marcus Polk, who was found dead in Epps home. Circumstances have been vague.

Kevin will be back in court for a hearing. More info can be found in the SF Bayview newspaper about the case.

Info: https://sfbayview.com/2019/12/support-cultural-icon-kevin-epps-in-court-tuesday-dec-17/?fbclid=IwAR3LTfcgi_AhCqw5dLOB-gjKs-lqJ9bsG-lXAbIaG8D4GeE2UeWRBcTQ3jc

15. Tuesday, 6:00pm, SFPD’s Town Hall Meeting of Police Shooting of Jamaica Hampton

Cesar Chavez Elementary School
825 Shotwell St. (between 22nd & 23rd Streets)
SF

This is open to the community.

The SFPD is required to host a community meeting after any and all officer involved shootings. The SFPD just announced that the meeting for the shooting of Jamaica Hampton early Saturday morning will be held  Tuesday December 17th, at 6pm.

Note: This is SFPD’s version of what occurred! What Chief Scott reveals and what videos are shown will be posted on the SFPD website after the Town Hall. The Town Hall is not videoed by SFPD nor or the comments from the community.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1262245983977221/

Wednesday, December 18

16. Wednesday, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Dialogue on the Israeli Palestinian Conflict: What is Israel and what is Palestine to you?

Manny’s
3092 16th St. (@ Valencia St.)
SF

FREE

Tickets by Eventbrite

Part of a series of dialogues we are hosting on the Israeli Palestinian Conflict in partnership with the Mothers on the March.

As a part of it’s dialogue series Manny’s will be hosting a monthly community conversation on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The conflict in Israeli and Palestinian is one of those issues that can be, to many, a third rail. But how can we move forward as an active and engaged citizenry if we can’t talk about the issues that matter, learn to listen to people with differing opinions respectfully, or if we put up walls? To that end we are partnering with the Mothers on the March to create space for the community to come together to share their thoughts and ideas on this topic. All are welcome.

The purpose of these dialogues is to utilize physical space and in person gathering to bring people together to listen, learn, and share their thoughts and opinions on difficult topics. Each dialogue will be centered around a question. We have no pre-determined answers to these questions and are without an agenda. We will divide attendees into small groups of 3-4 to discuss the question then share what they’ve learned for the larger group.

This month’s question is: What is Israel and what is Palestine?

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2487365434885998/

Thursday, December 19

17. Thursday, 12 Noon, Salesforce Holiday Rally And Press Conference

Salesforce Tower
Minna & 1st St.
SF

Over the holidays, while Marc Benioff spends quality time with his family and friends, thousands of migrants will continue to languish in concentration camps and thousands more will be homeless in Mexican border cities waiting for their turn at asylum under Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” program. Still other families will be mourning their loved ones, including children, who have died in concentration camps due to an intentional lack of proper medical care. Meanwhile, Salesforce continues to receive tens of millions of dollars in contracts from Customs and Border Protection (CBP), one of the two agencies responsible for these human rights abuses.


At the keynote speech of his annual Dreamforce convention, Marc Benioff gave disruptors from our group 30 seconds to state our case and promised us a meeting, but he has since ignored all requests to schedule a meeting. Until Marc Benioff meets with us, we can only assume he was playing to the crowd and managing his image

Host: DSA – SF

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2752287111460118/

18. Thursday, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, The Vigil: Annual Homeless Persons Memorial

UN Plaza
50 United Nations Plaza
SF

Join people of all faiths, or no faith, to remember those who have died this year while living on San Francisco streets. In silence, in prayer, in song we’ll remember them, honor them, mourn our loss, reach out to each other for comfort and hope, and show our solidarity in working for change.

Hosts: Interfaith Council, Coalition on Homelessness + 4 Other groups

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/683171525538902/

19. Thursday,6:00pm – 8:00pm, Community Demands Justice for Families

Black & Brown for Justice, Peace and Equality
474 Valencia St
(between 16th & 15th Streets) nr 16th St. BART
SF

RSVP: https://justice4families.rsvpify.com

In light of the recent election of District Attorney Chesa Boudin, the organizers for Mothers on the March and Do No Harm Coalition are calling for a gathering with the families of Alex Nieto, Jesus Adolfo Delgado, Oscar Grant, and others affected by police terror to organize strategically and make demands in the name of justice.

We welcome community organizers and healthcare workers who are fighting against police terror to come hear and amplify the demands made by the families who have lost their loved ones by police. Let’s dream together for a more just San Francisco!

6:00 PM – 6:15 PM Welcome + Food

6:15 PM – 6:30 PM Families affected by Police Violence

6:30 PM – 6:45 PM Do No Harm: Justice Study Presentation

6:45 PM – 7:00 PM Mothers on the March

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Community Demands (Facilitated Visioning)

Hosts: Do No Harm Coalition & Black & Brown for Justice, Peace and Equality

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1388317014661878/

Friday, December 20

20. Friday, 9:00am – 12Noon, Solidarity & Prayers for Brasil, Colombia & Chile

Meet at:

Brasilian Consulate
300 Montgomery St.
SF

Indigenous people, especially women, and others are rising up for their rights, justice, equity, the environment and climate in Brasil, Colombia & Chile. They are demanding real solutions based on the needs of all people and the sacred system of life.

Join us in front of the Brasilian Consulate  for prayer and teach-in, followed by silent walks in prayer to the Colombian and Chile Consulates.

Indigenous women are hosting this time of prayer & solidarity for our relatives in Brasil, Colombia and Chile. This action is an obligation of the Indigenous Women of the Americas Defending Mother Earth Treaty – www.IndigenousWomenRising.org We ask that all who join us come with open hearts and stand within the prayers that will be made that morning.

Hosts: Indigenous Women of the Americas, Brasil Solidarity Network and Idle No More SF Bay

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1003081820054927/

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