Articles ~ Actions ~ Events for Thursday, Oct. 1 – Sunday, October 4 (from Adrienne Fong)

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 Am NOT back posting!

Please post your actions on Indybay even if event is digital: https://www.indybay.org/calendar/?page_id=12

 See Indybay also for other listing of events.

Listing of other Bay Area Protests & Rallies

ARTICLES

A. Global South leaders call on UN to investigate Israeli apartheid – September 30, 2020

https://bdsmovement.net/news/global-south-leaders-call-un-investigate-israeli-apartheid

B. ICE Preparing Targeted Arrests in ‘Sanctuary Cities’  – September 29, 2020

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/518838-trump-administration-preparing-targeted-ice-arrests-in-sanctuary

C. As Major Outlets Ignore Assange Extradition Hearing, Ai Weiwei Demands Freedom for WikiLeaks Founder – September 28, 2020

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/09/28/major-outlets-ignore-assange-extradition-hearing-ai-weiwei-demands-freedom-wikileak

D. We’ve Done It: 850 Bryant St Jail Shutters Its Doors – September 28, 2020

E. Sacramento Report: New Police Reform Committee Members Count Police Unions Among Donors  – September 25, 2020

https://www.voiceofsandiego.org/topics/government/sacramento-report-new-police-reform-committee-members-count-police-unions-among-donors/

   See event: 11

3 ACTIONS

1. Tell your Congressperson to support the BREATHE Act

  SIGN: https://p2a.co/f8OVlte?link_id=1&can_id=4d8abb95a7895a1648b41bfa1ad2bb3b&source=email-youre-invited-join-us-for-breathe-day-2&email_referrer=email_939336&email_subject=action-alert-contact-your-member-of-congress&resetcookie=1

2. Limit Trump’s power to wage war in our communities

  SIGN: https://act.winwithoutwar.org/act/support-the-CIVIL-act?source=em20200929_2&t=6&referring_akid=6515.294094.xv7FjC

3. Global demining funding is on the chopping block! Write to your Senators today!

  SIGN: https://halousa.quorum.us/campaign/27306/

EVENTS

Thursday, October 1 – Sunday, October 4

Thursday, October 1

1. Thursday, 11:00am – 2:00pm, Global Day of Action –

Consulate General of China – San Francisco
1450 Laguna St.
SF

China celebrates October 1 as its national day, and it is a dark day for the rest of people who still languish under the iron-fist rule of Communist China. Tibetan Association of Northern California (TANC) joins hand with like-minded global organizations across the Bay Area in a GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION.

This protest gathering is jointly organized by groups from Tibet, Uyghur, Hong Kong, Southern Mongolian, Taiwanese and Chinese Democracy movements.

Host: Tibetan Association Nor California

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1556974524484140

2. Thursday, 12Noon, #CopsOffCampus Protest – UCSF Mission Bay Campus

Meet at:

Esprit Park
19th St. & Minnesota St.
SF

March to Genentech

UCSF has 18x more police than counselors.

Call is for all cops off campus by Fall 2021

Host / Info: Do No Harm Coalition

3. Thursday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, Climate Justice in San Francisco: Racism, Radioactive & Toxic Waste, and Rising Oceans

Free

Info & RSVP: https://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2020-10-01/climate-justice-radioactive-and-toxic-waste-racism-and-rising-oceans

Livestream: https://www.facebook.com/thecommonwealthclub/

At the recent Global Training in July 2020, former Vice President Al Gore and the Climate Reality Project continued their call to prioritize and center the
environmental justice work of communities of color and indigenous communities.

In this spirit, we invite you to learn about and engage with Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice’s “We Can’t Breathe” campaign in San Francisco’s Bayview and
Hunters Point (BVHP) neighborhoods, a low-income community of color (33.7 percent
African American, 30.7 percent Asian, and 24.9 percent Latinx per the 2010 Census)
where residents suffer from high rates of asthma and cancer and where radioactive waste
and toxic contamination at the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Superfund site and multiple other contaminated sites are located.

As one of the lowest-lying points in San Francisco, BVHP will also be first impacted by rising oceans, which have already risen by almost 8 inches as of 2016 and which threaten to create flooding of hazardous and radioactive waste of neighborhoods, transportation infrastructure, and the entire San Francisco Bay, while several hundred new luxury homes have been built next to and possibly on top of radioactive contamination, and 10,000 more homes are planned at the contaminated Shipyard Superfund Site where critics complain that radioactive and
toxic cleanup has been marred by fraud and lax standards.

MODERATOR

Alma Soongi Beck
Climate Justice Co-Chair, Climate Reality Project Bay Area

SPEAKERS

Dalila Adofo
Community Organizer, Policy Advocate, and Coordinator, Bayview Hunters Point Community Air Monitoring Project with Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice

Bradley Angel
Executive Director, Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice

Sabrina Hall
Community Activist; Volunteer; Member, Bayview Hunters Point Mothers and Fathers Committee; Member, Student Site Council and African American Parent Advisory Council, Paul Revere Elementary School; Member, California Environmental Justice Coalition;
Vice Chair, Southeast Community Council; Community Organizer, Green Action for Health and Environmental Justice

Ahimsa Sumchai
M.D., P.D., Emergency Medicine Physician; President and Medical Director, Golden State MD Health & Wellness; Principal Investigator, Hunters Point Community Biomonitoring Program; Member, UCSF Medical Alumni Association Board of Directors

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/22/18836861.php

4. Thursday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, “A Message From the Future II: The Years of Repair” Film Premiere & Panel Discussion

Online

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/launch-event-a-message-from-the-future-ii-registration-122292533259

ACCESSIBILITY: The film will be released with subtitles in the the languages
of English, Arabic, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

“Message from the Future II: The Years of Repair” is an animated short film that dares to dream of a future in which 2020 is an historic turning point, where the lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic and global uprisings against racism drive us to build back a better society in which no one is sacrificed, and everyone is essential.

The cast of narrators from around the world includes Emma Thompson, Gael García Bernal, Opal Tometi and the Nigerian poet and activist Nnimmo Bassey.

–Nnimmo Bassey, Narrator
–Naomi Klein, Executive Producer
–Opal Tometi, Writer & Narrator
–Emma Thompson, Narrator

PARTNERS:

The vision of the future depicted in “Message from the Future II” isn’t a fantasy: every piece of it is rooted in the real demands of social movements organizing in our communities and workplaces today.

Partners: Amazon Watch, Dream Defenders, Global Nurses United, Greenpeace International, The Leap. The Movement for Black Lives,
NDN Collective, Public Services International, The Sunrise Movement, La Via Campesina

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/29/18837171.php

5. Thursday, 2:00pm – 6:00pm, #NOKXL Pipeline: Speak Out at Gov. Public Comment Hearings on KXL Water Crossing (Day 2)

Call or Email a public comment during KXL Water Hearings

Tel.

Toll Free: (888) 251 – 2949

  Access code: 4691237#

Voicemail: (402) 995 – 2027

Email comment by Oct. 13

 nwo-kxl-pn@usacce.army.mil.

Host: Indigenous Environmental Network

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/29/18837180.php

6. Thursday, 3:00pm – 6:00pm, UC Berkeley Cops off Campus Rally

Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Park
2141 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley

Join us on October 1st for the kick-off rally for a statewide campaign demanding the total abolition of the University of California Police Department (UCPD). This is a coordinated day of action which will occur on all ten UC campuses.

Tens of thousands of UC students and staff come from Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Muslim, immigrant communities that are constantly overpoliced through harassment and baseless arrest. The removal of UCPD and ICE from campus is not the endpoint, but the condition of possibility for imagining safety over security. Nearly all full-time UCPD employees make more than $100,000 per year—in the midst of public austerity measures, we demand the $24 million UCPD budget be transferred to the wellness programs and equity initiatives we desperately require.

Host: UC Cops Off Campus

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/23/18836883.php

7. Thursday, 4:00pm – 5:30pm (PT); 7:00pm – 8:30pm (ET), Black and Indigenous Liberation through Abolition

Online

Register here: bit.ly/abolitionNOWsession2

RSVP on Facebook

here

  Tickets: $0 – $25

***Register through Eventbrite to receive a link to the video conference on the day of the event. This event will also be recorded and will have ASL live captions available.***

A workshop on the relationship between settler colonialism, racial capitalism, and imperialism that ties the threads of Black and Indigenous resistance through abolition of the PIC.

Speakers:

·       Lou Cornum – The Red Nation

Moderated by Sheila Nezhad – Reclaim the Block

presented by the AbolitionNOW Network

 and cosponsored by Haymarket Books

8. Thursday, 7:30pm – 8:30pm, Webinar: California’s Climate Refugia, Mapping the Stable Places

Zoom Reservations Required : https://cnps-org.zoom.us/…/WN_vcZ0HPyPQo-ZobTPgsP9oA

Mapping places where climate is stable can help preserve the habitat and services they provide to wildlife and humans.

As climate change intensifies, some landscapes will be able to hold their own with existing vegetation able to buffer the impacts. Identifying and mapping these areas of relative stability mark a path toward conserving them and the habitat and services they provide to wildlife and humans. 

Jim Thorne is the lead author of a recent study that maps these places. The study found that about 15 percent of natural lands in California serve as vegetation refugia for the state’s plants, including trees, shrubs, annuals and perennials.    

Jim Thorne is a research scientist with the UC Davis Department of Environmental Science and Policy.

Host: Yerba Buena Chapter of California Native Plant Society

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/3640617955956602

Friday, October 2

9. Friday, 11:00am – 12:30pm (PT); 2:00pm – 3:30pm (ET), Stop FundingTar Sands – Digital Rally

Register:

https://us.e-activist.com/page/email/click/10042/607700?email=a%2F5cGNhqmUVTwVPw%2BuZjKQ==&campid=UGxVTblF5uCZkArzVWMSmA==

Without huge loans from banks like Chase, and insurance from companies like Liberty Mutual, these climate-wrecking, rights-violating projects simply couldn’t be built.

There is no climate justice without racial justice. That’s why we’re partnering with Stop the Money Pipeline and Indigenous frontline leaders to organize Stop Funding Tar Sands, a day of solidarity with frontline and Indigenous communities fighting back against Tar Sands pipelines like Line 3, Trans Mountain, and Keystone XL.

We’ll hear stories from the frontline by Indigenous leaders and have the opportunity to take meaningful action virtually during the rally.

Info: Rainforest Action Network    

10. Friday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, Black Lives Matter – Vehicular Hands Around Lake Merritt

Meet in your car, on Lake side, across the street from

Our Lady of Lourdes Church
2808 Lakeshore Ave.
Oakland, CA 94610

Get in your car and join MAAFA SF Bay Area and Wanda’s Picks in a Vehicular Hands Around Lake Merritt, 1st & 3rd Fridays

Who: Everyone, esp.: People 55+, People with Disabilities, People who are high risk

To Prepare
Make signs with SIMPLE MESSAGING. BE CREATIVE. IF you are directly impacted by police violence, list your names. Also list the names of Bay Area citizens & others killed by police.

Host: MAAFA Commemoration SF Bay Area

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2074221229388003/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22search_results%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22search%22%7D]%7D

11. Friday,1:00pm – 2:00pm, Demand the San Francisco Police Officers Association Be SHUT DOWN!

SF Police Officers Association (Outside)
800 Bryant St. (Bryant & Sixth St.)
SF

Wear masks; practice social distancing

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

   – Demand the San Francisco Police Officers Association Be Shut Down!

   – The SF Police Officers Association Be Declared a Non Grata Organization

   – Demand the Police Officers Bill of Rights Be Abolished.

Every Friday.

12. Friday, 7:00pm, Celebrating Ruth Bader Ginsburg  (***See Note***)

Meet at:

Castro & Market Sts.
SF

*** Note***

 6:45pm – meet at Harvey Milk Plaza if you would like to be a ‘Handmaid’ See more info below Sister of Perpetual Indulgence announcement

You can join the event in two ways:
* If you’re in San Francisco, you can join us in person (wearing a mask and respecting the 6ft distance from each other) at the corner of Market st & Castro
* online, via a live feed on our page 
https://www.facebook.com/SFSisters/

Join Sisters from all over the world coming together to celebrate Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

After many conversations with local rabbi and other Jewish community members, the Sisters have decided that we will Saint Justice Ginsburg on October 2, 2020, 7pm. There was a lot of deliberation about whether Sainting her was appropriate or not, and we feel it is. It’s our highest honor and how we as an Order canonize our (s)heros.

The Sisters are not a religious organization, and our organization is made up of people representing many religions, spiritual practices, and faiths. We do recognize and respect that RBG was proudly Jewish, and we do not feel by Sainting her that we are in any way disrespecting her faith.

We love, cherish and honor Justice Ginsburg for her countless contributions. We affectionately will Saint her as “Saint Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Mensch of Magistrates, Mamele of Justice, and Tzadik Notorious RBG of the Divine Striking Dissent.”  

Host: Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/329894368231230  or  https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/30/18837202.php

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All genders welcomed.

Please contact afong@jps.net if you or anyone you know are interested in participating as a “Handmaid”

Handmaid costumes will be on loan from Refuse Facism Bay Area 

Hold the date – October 12th. – First day of Senate hearings for  Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court Justice.

  Contact afong@jps.net if you have ideas for protest using Handmaids in October.

Saturday, October 3

13. Saturday, 9:00am – 5:00pm, SpeakOut Youth Summit (Virtual)

Tickets: www.eventbrite.com/e/117426763611

  Free – $20

A day-long virtual summit for students and young adults on racial justice, leadership development, and radical imagination.

Calling all young people in college, high school, and the community! We’re coming together for an empowering day curated by SpeakOut – The Institute for Democratic Education and Culture.

Join us as we envision a just and equitable future:
• Learn from today’s leading youth activists and changemakers
• Hear from inspiring and iconic speakers and artists
• Connect with peers around the country…and the world!
• Get tools to build your capacity to lead and make a difference

We are redefining what society can look like, now and post-pandemic. It’s time to tap into our power, build together, and speak out!

SPEAKERS: Melina Abdullah, Thandiwe Abdullah, Michael Benitez Jr., Chris Crass, Angela Davis, Melissa Denizard, D’Lo, Deja Foxx, Aisha Fukushima, Madame Gandhi, Jesse Hagopian, Ericka Huggins, Deepa Iyer, Denea Joseph, Winona LaDuke, Shift: Natalie Bui, Kauser Mohammed, Veline Mojarro, Mariah Parker, Yosimar Reyes

See site for list of workshops

Host: SpeakOut

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/301248954442981

14. Saturday, 2:00pm, Oct 3 it begins: Trump/Pence OUT

Meet at:

Civic Center
San Francisco

It’s on: The Struggle for the Future. Will it be fascist? Or, will we act on our conscience? October 3rd We Begin Non-Violent Protests that Continue Day After Day From Now Through the Elections United by the Demand: Trump/Pence OUTNOW!

Host: Refuse Fascism Bay Area & Refuse Fascism

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/3032690273501494  or  https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/29/18837169.php

15. Saturday, 8:00pm – 11:00pm, Viva Zapata Film Series: Dispatches from Resistant Mexico

RSVP for address.

Tickets: www.eventbrite.com/e/dispatches-from-resistant-mexico-outside-film-screening-tickets-120148061085

The Chiapas Support Committee in partnership with Liberated Lens and Endeavors Oakland presents a night of outside films of resistance from Chiapas.

Dispatches from Resistant Mexico is a showing five short films produced and directed by Caitlin Manning.

Join us for an evening of films and stimulating conversation with the filmmaker and members of the Chiapas Support Committee in Oakland!

Dispatches from Resistant Mexico will be a social distance gathering. We will check your temperature at the door. Please wear a mask and stay at least 6 feet from each other. Bring a chair or something comfortable to sit on. We will have hand sanitizer, extra masks and a few folding chairs on hand. Dress in layers in case it gets cold as the night wears on.

See site film listing

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/807217840016852

Sunday, October 4

16. Sunday, 10:00am, Rally this Sunday @ 10am: Week of Mourning

Jackson Park
2430 Encinal Ave
Alameda

Begins at Park(formerly known as Jackson) and ends at the steps of City Hall.

*MASK REQUIRED and Social Distance Mandatory
*10am -Ribbon and Sacred Ceremony for COVID deaths and how BIPOC patients die at highest rate. (Park formerly known as Jackson)

We will be part of a National time of honoring those that have lost their lives due to COVID. BIPOC Communities die at a higher rate than White patients due to circumstances.

We will also honor the life and death of Breonna Taylor and all the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women across America. We shall speak for the Women whose voices have been silenced. WE will speak LOUDLY on their behalf.

We hold up ALL BIPOC people who have been victim to police or senseless murder fueled by racism. George Floyd, Emmett Till, Oscar Grant, and the countless others.

In this time when the President of the United States does not condemn White Supremacy and their terrorist attacks…we must Unite.

We must UNITE as BIPOC People in Solidarity.
* Corrina Gould, Tribal Chair and Spokesperson, Confederated Villages of Lisjan/Ohlone will be joining us.
*There will be a Sacred Ceremony of Healing
*We will then March down Park St to the steps of City Hall for Rally at apx.11am. (Bring drums and percussion)
It is a time for the BIPOC Communities to come out of the shadows in Alameda and amplify our voice and presence.
*ALLIES – We Call You In and Need Your Presence*

Host: Unite Alameda 4 Change

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1227576987624897

17. Sunday, 12Noon – 3:00pm, Free The Rap: Oakland Stands With Imam Jamil Al-Amin fka H.Rap Brown

Lil Bobby Hutton Park
1651 Adeline
Oakland

Bismillah. October 4th, 2020 will be the 77th birthday of Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin fka H.Rap Brown In Sha Allah (will also be a national gathering in Atlanta)

The Oakland Islamic Community Center (OICC) in conjunction with Imam Jamil Action Network (IJAN) presents: “Free The Rap” Oakland Stands With Imam Jamil! There will be speakers, poets & more.

Please bring chairs, blankets, prayer rugs, masks, snacks, water etc.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/365215037981356

18. Sunday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Cancel Rent Car Rally: SCENES OF A WEALTH CRIME

Meet at:

34th & Wood St.
Oakland

*Wear a mask!*

JOIN US on a bike & car tour of one of Oakland’s biggest evictors, a corporate driver of gentrification, eviction, and displacement. Help us call on our landlord to negotiate with their tenants who are suffering during the pandemic!

SMC (Sullivan MGMT Co.) is a corporate landlord with over 350 properties in the Bay Area. They acquired these properties in auction during the 2008 recession, and have played a major role in the gentrification of Oakland. Over a five-year period, SMC served 357 evictions!

Rather than negotiating in good faith, SMC is asking tenants who can’t pay rent to beg for money from local charities, and put the rent money they don’t have onto credit cards.

SMC’s tenants are organized and we are demanding that SMC negotiate with its tenants in good faith and cancel rent during this pandemic. 

Host: SMC Tenants Council & TANC

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/245439556885098

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