Articles ~ Actions ~ Events, Monday, Feb 17 – Thursday, Feb. 20 (from Adrienne Fong)

Please hold  Clark Sullivan ♥ in your thoughts. Clark remains hospitalized at:

 Kindred Hospital San Francisco Bay Area
2800 Benedict Dr.
San Leandro

Rise in Power and Rest in Peace ♥ Mike Zint ♥   

  -Mike transitioned on Friday, February 14, 2020. Future gathering is being planned

NOT back posting on a regular basis

– Please post 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. BART police shoot, wound armed man at El Cerrito del Norte Station – February 15, 2020

https://www.sfchronicle.com/crime/article/Person-wounded-in-police-shooting-at-El-Cerrito-15059588.php?fbclid=IwAR0OmMJgX4gwFTEemSDOAoJCerEFlu2VikHqjuEiR7eIEnLqWHvPllHfVOQ

B.Trial of the Four Embassy Protectors Ends with a Deadlocked Jury – February 15, 2020

C. Border patrol will deploy elite tactical agents to sanctuary cities – February 14, 2020

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Border-Patrol-Will-Deploy-Elite-Tactical-Agents-15057487.php?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=socialflow&fbclid=IwAR1icMqdRV7zLxCxu5qrJ2kDq2IxVxPH-lBUZ0zXkFHLSXAHTRbmB2luD7Q#photo-12673105

D. Press Release: California Immigrant Rights Advocates Condemn Militarized Escalation Against Sanctuary Cities – February 14, 2020

https://www.pangealegal.org/news-and-updates/2020/2/14/press-release-california-immigrant-rights-advocates-condemn-militarized-escalation-against-sanctuary-cities

E. Palestinians stand in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en nation –February 13, 2020

https://www.bdsmovement.net/news/palestinians-stand-solidarity-wetsuweten-nation-and-land-defenders?fbclid=IwAR001U04eCw6PVApGzXCsFcODR7tvTOBoXNc8L_-g5cwyq3fgak5VW71Za0

   See events # 3 and # 9

F. Trump’s 2021 budget: More nuclear spending, less of almost everything else – February 12, 2020

G. UN publishes list of firms profiting from Israeli war crimes – February 12, 2020

https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/un-publishes-list-firms-profiting-israeli-war-crimes?fbclid=IwAR06VrTD4eo7wNUhCjp5wuJsWH0geNx7HNItTqkIAu-oz5UmWXyM-xBED6g

H. Implicit bias trainer finds ‘extreme’ degree of anti-black sentiment within SFPD – February 12, 2020

 4  ACTIONS:

1. Stop Mosser Rent Increases!

https://www.acceaction.org/stopmosser?fbclid=IwAR30M5JXxwrVVSBz_0Tm-QmdJW7WTAjld-yqU82VAfwouMIyHoy1OAriAHI

2. End the FCC’s War on the Poor

https://act.freepress.net/sign/internet_save_lifeline_2020/?rd=1&t=17&referring_akid=14055.9502321.XKNLLR

3. No cuts to SNAP (Food Stamps)

https://actionnetwork.org/forms/add-your-name-no-cuts-to-snap-food-stamps/?source=JASNAPFP&referrer=group-fight-for-progress-pac

4. PENDING EXECUTION PETITIONS Click on the name to get to petition:

February 20: Nicholas Sutton in Tennessee

March 5: Nathaniel Woods in Alabama

March 11: Carlos Trevino in Texas

EVENTS

Monday, February 17 – Thursday, February 20

Monday, February 17

Pinocchio Day

(referring to the current president)

1. Monday, 10:00am – 11:30am, Wake the ZUCK Up (at his house) –LOCATION CHANGE!!

Gather at his house!

3450 21st St. (21st St. & Fair Oaks)
SF

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wake-the-zuck-up-at-his-house-on-presidents-day-tickets-92510203509?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=4377af00-836f-416f-b6af-5ec7953ddfbf

This Presidents Day, we will gather outside Mark Zuckerberg’s house near Dolores Park to let him know that we won’t be quiet in the face of his company undermining our democracy.

We are not sure what billionaires brunch on, but let’s give him some food for thought and a piece of our minds. It will be fun. We will be loud. And we will bring plenty of democracy bagels for everybody who shows up with a sign or a noisemaker.

Why? Zuckerberg’s San Francisco Bay Area technology company — Facebook — refuses to take responsibility for lies, hate, and disinformation spread on its platform. This irresponsibility is alarming — especially in light of the 2020 elections.

Facebook sells ads to U.S. politicians but imposes zero restrictions on lies and false claims and is happy to profit from micro-targeted advertising that’s being used to misinform, manipulate and incite hatred among vulnerable voters.

Facebook should recognize it has created a monster and stop politicians from being able to “buy and lie” in their campaign advertising in 2020. But don’t expect Facebook to let go of so much lucrative attention and influence without a fight. We are ready to fight and to wake the Zuck up!

Hosts: Global Exchange, Media Alliance, Indivisible SF Peninsula and CA-14, Raging Granny Action League, and the crew at Don’t Let Facebook ZUCK UP Our Democracy.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/123449855543651/

2. Monday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Black Solidarity Week Opening Gathering & Processional

Lake Merritt Pergola
599 El Embarcadero
Oakland

Free

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-solidarity-week-opening-ritual-processional-tickets-94347805827?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR2UPG1BlJWnQeU4_uUZWZCCeuMlBBT59h2N4rBWHAk93QRWYx_j6m3Lgvk

The procession will be kick off by a WOLFHAWKJAGUAR and WO’SE Community Church Led ceremony. Its a ritual Rooted in African traditions of honoring and being in solidarity with our ancestors who came before us and paved the way. This event kicks off #BlackSolidarityWeek.

Black Solidarity Week provides the springboard for organizing for Black liberation for the rest of the year.

Please wear all white!

Hosts: Community READY Corps and Black Solidarity

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/703331160066521/

3. Monday, 6:30pm, Defend the Yintah – “Invasion” Film Screening + Discussion

223A  9th St.
SF

Accessibility: No stairs

film screening of “Invasion”, an info session on the Wet’suwet’en struggle, information about our upcoming action, and a community meal!
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We will have informative materials, a discussion about the current situation, and talk about ways we as a community can commit to ongoing Indigenous solidarity work here in the Bay Area.

Host: Abolish ICE SF

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/3224079090942430/

Tuesday, February 18

4. Tuesday, 8:30am. Court Support for NIa Wilson’s Family in BART murder trial

Alameda County Superior Court
1225 Fallon St.., 7th Floor, Dept. 12
Oakland

Upcoming scheduled court dates:

  2/18 – Tuesday

  2/19 – Wednesday

  2/20 – Thursday

  2/24 – Monday

  2/25 – Tuesday

Arrive by 8:30am – no costumes, shirts with Nia’s face allowed

Info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/230791520898520/

5. Tuesday, 12:30pm – 1:30pm,  No to U.S. Aggressions and Interventions

SF Federal Building
90 7th St. (7th & Mission St.)
SF

Mothers on the March and Black and Brown for Justice, Peace, and Equality Demand:

   – An End to the Genocide in Palestine, Yemen and of Native Americans.

   – An End to the  United States government’s interference in Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Iraq, Iran etc.

   – An End to the United States funding of aid to these fascists governments and the $40 Billion to Israel.

We demand that United States of North America, military budget given to these governments be used in the U.S. to fund homes for the homeless and for healthcare for all, and NOT to fund the killing of people around the world!

All are welcomed – weekly demonstration every Tuesday.

6. Tuesday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Disaster Preparation Training

Joyce Gordon Gallery
406 14th St.
Oakland

Tickets : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/disaster-preparation-training-tickets-94348451759?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR18geqqWn34bnizXddYqJM7-t0VFurZDRTPjs4odecQAzIWm8h5PIMwoyU

FREE

This is the launch of the Safety, Survival, and Self-Determination program. A training will be offered on disaster preparation and safety. #BlackSolidarityWeek

Sponsors: Community READY Corps and Black Solidarity

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/193067558729025/

Wednesday, February 19

California ‘State of the State’

7. Wednesday, 8:30am – 10:00am, Stand up to Big Oil at 2020 at California State of the State

California State Capitol Building
1003 L Street
Sacramento

To sign-up for event: https://actionnetwork.org/events/lca-sots?source=RK&link_id=1&can_id=4d8abb95a7895a1648b41bfa1ad2bb3b&email_referrer=email_725951&email_subject=firstname-default-friend-join-us-wednesday-at-state-of-the-state

Signing up does NOT automatically sign you up for the bus! 

You may receive info from sponsors Last Chance Alliance, 350.org., Rootskeeper, Greenpeace USA, & Sunflower Alliance

Bus Info (FREE): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdgHIdrhmSZ58nVRpoT3LQwRVTYV1BNu2kOkct9bwuyut9wGQ/viewform

   Fill out the form on above site!

STATE OF THE STATE BAY AREA BUS! *FREE*

On Feb 19th, the Last Chance Coalition is running a bus from San Francisco to the State Capitol in Sacramento!

We’ll be letting Governor Newsom know, on the date of his State of the State Address, that we want him to take bold action to protect the climate and stop allowing dangerous oil extraction to expand in California. To see our demands, go to www.lastchancealliance.org

The bus will be departing from San Francisco Embarcadero Area at 6:00 AM at Steuart and Don Chee Way across from Boulevard Restaurant

The bus will pick up passengers in Oakland at 6:30 AM pickup at Oakland Marriott Downtown on 11th Street near Broadway, just west of Broadway

The bus will be back in the bay area by 2pm at the latest, more likely 1pm, stopping at the pick up locations sequentially.

Once you sign up, we will be in touch with you and confirm your pick up location! Questions:
info@rootskeeper.org.

8. Wednesday, 12Noon – 2:00pm, Enemy Alien: Civil & Human Rights in Time of War

San Francisco State University
LIB 121
SF

Please join AMED Studies in collaboration with Asian American Studies and a host of community organizations to mark the Day of Remembrance. Co-sponsoring organizations include Buena Vista United Methodist Church; Neikki Resistance; and Japanese Peruvian Oral History Project (JPOHP) and Campaign For Justice: Redress NOW for Japanese Latin Americans! (CFJ).

As in the past, our annual commemoration honors Japanese people who were constructed as “enemy alien” in concentration campus throughout the US. We build on those legacies of “never again for anyone” and insistence on not repeating history.

Participating AMED classes:
* RRS 101, “Introduction to Arab and Muslim Communities”, Instructor: Jamal Dajani (M/W 12:30-1:45)
* RRS/WGS 566, “Gender and Modernity in Arab and Muslim Communities” Instructor Rabab Abdulhadi Online
* RRS 620, “Colonialism, Imperialism and Resistance”, Instructor Rabab Abdulhadi Online
* RRS 630, “Palestine: Ethnic Studies Perspective” Online

This open classrooms will screen a documentary that brings Japanese American director Konrad Aderer with Palestinian activist Farouk Abdul Muti who was unfairly detained after 9/11/2001.

A roundtable panel discussion co-moderated by professors Jamal Dajani and Rabab Abdulhadi will follow the screening. It is our honor to be joined by Pastor Michael Yoshii, Buena Vista United Methodist Church-Alameda and other community leaders.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/177049913598837/

9. Wednesday, 1:00pm, Emergency Rally to Defend the Yintah

Chase Building (in front)
560 Mission St.
SF

Join us on Wednesday Feb 19th at 1pm in front of the Chase Building (560 Mission) to stand in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en. In the middle of the night on Feburary 6th, several people defending the Gidimt’en Yintah @gidimten_checkpoint were violently arrested while defending themselves and their land from the nonconsenual Coastal GasLink project. We need to act now in solidarity, and take on our responsibility to support those on the frontlines of this struggle. Join us to help support the autonomy of Indigenous communities defending their homelands and unceded territories.
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Our Demands:
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1. Chase withdraw all support for Coastal GasLink (CGL)
2. Acknowledge their breach of Wet’suwet’en consent
3. Make a commitment to respect Indigenous autonomy
4. Consult with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs for best ways to support their efforts

Host: Abolish ICE SF

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/174463840480380/

10. Wednesday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Changing Climates: Lessons From Community Organizing in PR

UC Berkeley, Sibley Auditorium
( Bechtal Engineering Center)
Berkeley

Oscar López Rivera (OLR) is a Puerto Rican leader in the pro-independence efforts that has devoted his life to changing the unequal relationship between the conditions of Puerto Ricans and the U.S. government. His strong belief that Puerto Rico should be free from U.S. colonial control led him to an arrest in 1981 for seditious conspiracy and related charges. Sentenced to 55 years in prison, he became the longest held Puerto Rican political prisoner in the history of Puerto Rico’s struggle for independence. After serving almost 36 years in prison, he was released in 2017 and has since resumed his role as an community organizer, founding the non-profit organization of Fundación OLR-Libertá. Its purpose is to raise awareness of and organize community projects in marginalized, disenfranchised communities in the metropolitan area of San Juan and in the Municipality of Loíza.

Hosts: Boricuas in Berkeley + 4 Other groups

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/474483959893918/

11. Wednesday, 6:30pm, Food Not Bombs Food Sharing

16th & Mission
BART Plaza
SF

4:00pm Food prep and cooking!

We will prepare and cook at St. John The Evangelist Church, 1661 15th Street (at Julian) beginning at 4:00 PM every

Volunteers are welcomed

12. Wednesday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, APTP General Membership Meeting

East Side Arts Alliance
2277 International Blvd.
Oakland

We’ll discuss our current efforts to build responses to mental health crisis and Intimate Partner Violence that do not lead with law enforcement intervention.

We’ll also be screening “Invasion” and a more current video re #Wetsuwetenstrong
Currently the Wet’suwet’en nation is being invaded by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in so-called Canada. Resistance is spreading both across Canada and internationally to support these frontline land defenders.

Host: Anti Police – Terror Project

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/573795086533211/

Thursday, February 20

13. Thursday, 11:00am – 2:00pm, COH’s Black History Celebration!

280 Turk St.
SF

Come to COH at 11am for soul food and an open mic in which anyone from the community can share their stories of displacement, eviction, and homelessness. Preference given to those who identify as Black of African American as those who are homeless.

After the open mic and some food, we will go to city hall where we will DEMAND elected officials to acknowledge the rampant displaceemnt of Black folks from San Francisco as well as fund a new replacement shelter for First Friendship, the only family emergency shelter in the San Francisco.

If you have any questions, please call 415-346-3740 and ask for Miguel or Olivia.

Host: Coalition on Homelessness

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/525025368378190/

14. Thursday, 6:00pm, UnTold & UnSold- Poor Press Book Release Events 2020

SF Main Library
100 Larkin St.
SF

Wheelchair accessible

Two other dates & places of event:

6:00pm Feb 26, 2020- West Oakland Public Library – 2801Adeline – Oakland
7:00pm March 13th – IntegriTea 717 Marin st Downtown Vallejo- Vallejo Art Walk

In February & March Poor Press will be releasing eight powerful and beautiful books including Black Disabled Ancestors by Leroy Moore, Unwritten Law by Dee Allen, When Mama and Me Lived Outside by Lisa”Tiny” Gray Garcia, Disturbance Within Myself by Audrey Candycorn, Chimalli by Muteado Silencio, Horse Tuuxi: My Name is Kai by Angel Heart, Everybody Jesus by Katana Barnes the most diverse Poor Book making program in the history of Poor Press topics include homelessness and street survival of a mother and daughter to police brutality to having Jesus in your live to Native America children story to Black disabled ancestors to a single mother surviving her son being murder to a pre internet world seeing the future and finally the beautiful art and stories of indigenous P’urepecha from the lands of Michoacán, Mexico, displaced here in the United States, his intention is to inspire his indigenous people to take the blanket, the paintings, the mud, the brushes and remember that we are craftspeople.

All of these powerful, ground-breaking publications are informed by the original theory of Poverty Scholarship- Poor People-led Theory, Art, Words and Tears Across Mama Earth which was released in 2019 with an national tour and will be re-released in 2020 as part of this powerful collection.

POOR press is the poor people-led publishing arm of the grassroots, homeless and poor people-led movement known as POOR Magazine which has been dedicated to publishing and producing the books, art, education and culture of very low, no-income, homeless, indigenous, disabled and incarcerated youth, adults and elders since 1996.

Hosts: DeGentrification Zones, Poor Magazine, Homefulness

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1474037219424084/?notif_t=event_friend_going¬if_id=1581869747508088

15. Thursday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Black Housing Union Discussion

Joyce Gordon Gallery
406 14th St.
Oakland

Tickets / Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-housing-union-discussion-tickets-94349849941?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR11Iw-3TaDwDIfQ98P1w3JAuQHNBzH1Q7IAu63I6Tx5KSxOXXnyMonq028

Discussion around support for a housing justice agenda in Oakland. #BlackSolidarityWeek

Host: Community READY Corp and Black Solidarity

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1565480593617050/

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