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Listing of other Bay Area Protests & Rallies
A. Video of SF police shooting shows man rushing officer with knife – November 18, 2020
See event # 5
B. Trump Presses Forward with Execution of Man Convicted b All-White Jury – November 18, 2020
Thank you to all who signed the petition a few days ago.
Please hold Orlando Hall and his family in your thoughts / prayers today.
C. SF supes vote to approve police contract without reform concessions – November 17, 2020
D. Powerful figures and organisations making an example of Julian Assange – November 17, 2020
E. Colin Kaepernick on Mumia’s Case
F. S.F.’s only Nigerian restaurant is using free food for a different kind of police violence activism – November 16, 2020
G. Will the Biden Team be Warmongers or Peacemakers? – November 10, 2020
1. Chase & Liberty Mutual: Meet with Indigenous Women
2. Stop Abusive Debt Collection
Thursday, November 19 – Sunday, November 22
Thursday, November 19
1. Thursday, 9:00am – 11:00am (PT); 12Noon – 2:00pm (ET), Sex Workers: Access to Justice
Interpretation will be available in Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian and Spanish.
Speakers: Natalia M & Maria B on migration, what helps / hinders sex workers reporting violence and escaping exploitation and trafficking; International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe (ICRSE) on their new report ‘Undeserving Victims?’; US PROStitutes Collective on winning an amnesty from arrest for sex worker victims of violence; Women Against Rape on your rights when reporting rape; Dr. Laura Connelly on new research ‘EU-Migrant Sex Work in the UK Post-Referendum’; Amnesty International UK on the human rights impact of criminalisation and anti-trafficking.
Info from US PROStitutes Collective
2. Thursday, 12Noon, Die-In for Due Process
Corner of 3rd & Howard
At Moscone Center
Since its implementation in 1992, San Francisco’s Shelter Grievance Policy has featured robust protections and procedures from UNJUST EVICTION by utilizing a clear notification process, requiring administrative hearings with neutral arbitrators, and extending representation by a Shelter Client Advocate to residents.
Almost 30 years later however, the Shelter Grievance Policy is UNDER ASSAULT by city officials.
As the city guts eviction protections for shelter residents, its own new policy seeks to strip numerous rights and protections from shelter residents during a pandemic and right before the cold weather season. Moreover, this new policy was created without input from current or former shelter residents or experienced and dedicated service providers and advocates.
In these unprecedented times it is crucially important that unhoused San Franciscans, shelter providers and tenant organizers demand that the City keep in place the established Shelter Grievance Policy and expand its protections from unjust evictions to ALL temporary shelters in San Francisco.
We will have speeches from current and former shelter residents, shelter client advocates, frontline service providers, organizers, and allies!
Please BYOB (bring your own blanket*)!
-skeletons and “other creepy friends”
Host: Coalition on Homelessness
3. Thursday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, Press Conference – Defend The Bernard Zakheim UCSF Toland Hall Murals on History of Medicine
University of California Executives first told the people of San Francisco and California that they did not have the funds to protect the world famous Bernard Zakheim WPA UCSF Toland Hall murals on the history of medicine in California.
Apparently these exeuctives including Senior Associate Vice Chancellor of Real Estate/Vice President UCSF Health Brian Newman were unaware of the historic importance of these murals and the portrayal of fomer slave and midwife “Biddy” Mason who was an important figure in the history of Blacks in California.
She was the first recognized Black healthcare worker in California and is recognized in this historic mural by WPA artist Nathan Zakheim.
When students, faculty and supporters of the murals in the public found out about the plan they demanded that UCSF use it massive billion dollar endowment to protect the mural and place it in the newly proposed building.
These same executives then proposed to spend funds to protect the mural and chose a company that has no experience with this type of mural preservation and there is no agreement that they will be preserved and removed without any damage.
They also have refused to guarantee that it will have an important place at UCSF following the new construction project. Instead it may disappear for decades in storage.
The drive by developers who apparently control the agenda of UC is not only an issue at UCSF but at UCB where University executives want to destroy People’s Park and also destroy historic buildings in Berkeley.
Nathan Zakheim, Son Of The UCSF WPA Muralist Artist Nathan Zakheim by remote
Lope Yap Jr. Washington High Allumni Association VP
Harvey Smith, Living New Deal & Author
Lisa Milos, Rank and file member CWA UPTE
4. Thursday, 4:30pm – 6:00pm (PT); 7:30pm – 9:00pm (ET), Ending the War on Afghanistan
Free Webinar register:
The U.S. war on Afghanistan is in its 20th year. The morning after this webinar, the House Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing on keeping it going. If you’re from the United States you can click here to email and phone your Representative to ask them to end the war and attend this webinar.
Ann Wright will be our moderator. Panelists will be Kathy Kelly, Matthew Hoh, Rory Fanning, and Danny Sjursen.
Ann Wright is a retired Army Colonel who became a US diplomat for 16 years in US Embassies in Grenada, Nicaragua, Somalia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Sierra Leone, Micronesia and Mongolia. She was on the team that reopened the U.S. Embassy in Kabul in December 2001 and remained five months. On March 13, 2003, Wright sent a letter of resignation to then Secretary of State Colin Powell. Since that day, she has worked for peace, writing and speaking all over the world and has returned three times to Afghanistan. Wright is co-author of Dissent: Voices of Conscience.
Kathy Kelly has been a founder of Voices in the Wilderness, coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, and member of World BEYOND War’s Advisory Board. During each of 20 trips to Afghanistan, Kathy, as an invited guest of the Afghan Peace Volunteers, has lived alongside ordinary Afghan people in a working class neighborhood in Kabul.
Matthew Hoh has nearly 12 years’ experience with the United States’ wars overseas with the Marine Corps, Department of Defense, and State Department. He has been a Senior Fellow with the Center For International Policy since 2010. In 2009, Hoh resigned in protest from his post in Afghanistan with the State Department over the U.S. escalation of the war. When not deployed, he worked on Afghanistan and Iraq war policy and operations issues at the Pentagon and State Department from 2002-8. Hoh is a member of the Board of Directors for the Institute for Public Accuracy, an Advisory Board Member for Expose Facts, North Carolina Committee to Investigate Torture, Veterans For Peace, and World BEYOND War.
Rory Fanning went through two deployments to Afghanistan with the 2nd Army Ranger Battalion, and became one of the first U.S. Army Rangers to resist the Iraq war and the Global War on Terror. In 2008–2009 he walked across the United States for the Pat Tillman foundation. Rory is the author of Worth Fighting For: An Army Ranger’s Journey Out of the Military and Across America. In 2015 he was awarded a grant from the Chicago Teachers Union to speak to CPS students about the United States’ endless wars and to fill in some of the blanks military recruiters often ignore.
Danny Sjursen is a retired U.S. Army officer, contributing editor at Antiwar.com, senior fellow at the Center for International Policy, and director of the Eisenhower Media Network. He did combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and later taught history at West Point. He is the author of a memoir and critical analysis of the Iraq War, Ghostriders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge and Patriotic Dissent: America in the Age of Endless War. Along with fellow vet Chris “Henri” Henriksen, he cohosts the podcast Fortress on a Hill.
This event is supported by World BEYOND War, RootsAction.org, NYC Veterans For Peace, and Middle East Crisis Response.
5. Thursday, 6:00pm, Rapid Response Direct Action- SFPD, sheriff’s deputy, use arsenal of weapons against man armed with knife
5th & Market Streets
|Check Instagram for updates Yesterday at 4:50PMBy a vote of 9-2, the Board of Supervisors voted to give SFPD two additional years of raises with no changes in policing policy. Supervisor Peskin argued that these changes weren’t necessary because SFPD and the POA is different now. Yesterday at 5:15PMSFPD used an ARSENAL OF WEAPONS in an attempt to execute a man on Market Street. This man was shot, tased, and shot again with bags of lead shot by multiple officers. This was happening while the SF Board of Supervisors were meeting and voted to support the SF Police Officers Association contract! The victim of this attempted execution is currently in the hospital, status unknown. This attempted execution occurred just one month after SFPD gunned down Cesar Vargas, a 21 year old in crisis. Statement from a witness on Instagram: “I was there, saw the whole thing happen. The guy wasn’t a threat to the 30 officers on the scene, trust me.” Every police shooting is unjust because policing is an illegitimate institution. Enough is enough Host: Defund SFPD NowInfo: https://www.instagram.com/p/CHvtXr_hunz/|
6. Thursday, 6:00pm – 7:45pm, Transit Justice Coalition Presents: Town Hall with Fiona Hinze
Meeting ID: 881 2388 3866
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a community town hall discussion with SFMTA board candidate Fiona Hinze about transit equity in San Francisco.
Learn more about the nominee for the SFMTA Board, her experience in transit, and her perspectives on community questions regarding transit equity.
Help us elevate awareness of the need for equity and justice in transit for marginalized and BIPOC communities as well as essential workers living and working in San Francisco and their own concerns regarding the existing inequitable system.
This meeting will be recorded and interpretation in Cantonese and Spanish is being sought but not confirmed at this time.
No Planning About Us Without Us!
Hosts: SF Transit Coaliton, SF Senior and Disability Action + 2 Other groups
Friday, November 20
7. Friday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, Roundtable on “How We Go Home: Voices from Indigenous North America”
Info & RSVP: https://sfpl.org/events/2020/11/20/panel-how-we-go-home-voices-indigenous-north-america
YouTube livestream here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcRXAZm7Flw&feature=youtu.be
“How We Go Home”, edited by oral historian Sara Sinclair, shares contemporary first-person Indigenous stories in the long and ongoing fight to protect Native land, rights, and life. In myriad ways, each narrator’s life has been shaped by loss, injustice, resilience, and the struggle to share space with settler nations. In this roundtable conversation, narrator Ashley Hemmers will be joined by the book’s editor, Sara Sinclair, and News from Native California editor, Terria Smith, to discuss representation and visibility of Indigenous communities today.
This event is cosponsored by Voice of Witness or VOW (https://voiceofwitness.org/),
a San Francisco-based nonprofit that advances human rights by amplifying the voices of people impacted by—and fighting against—injustice.
Ashley Hemmers is an enrolled member of the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe, whose reservation spans the states of California, Arizona, and Nevada. After leaving the reservation for an undergraduate degree on the east coast, Ashley returned and now works as a Tribal Administrator. She is a strategic specialist in multi-state cross-jurisdictional Development
Sara Sinclair is an oral historian, writer, and educator of Cree-Ojibwe and settler descent. Sara teaches in the Oral History Masters Program at Columbia University.
Hosts: SFPL & Partner
8. Friday, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, Shut Down the Police Officers Association
Police Officers Association
800 Bryant St. (@ 6th St.)
Wear masks; practice social distancing
Resist with Mothers on the March, Black and Brown for Justice, Peace and Equality, Family’s who loved ones have been killed by SFPD, and Community
– 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.
– Jail Killer cops – we want killer cops to be charged with murder.
– Abolish the Police
9. Friday, 1:00pm (PT); 4:00pm (ET); Exposing the White Helmets – Vanessa Beeley Reports from Damascus
Zoom webinar register: https://tinyurl.com/Syria-WHexp
Exposing the White Helmets, Supporting Syrian Sovereignty
U.S. foreign policy brought neither democracy nor humanitarianism to the people of Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, and certainly not Syria. Promoting sanctions is aimed at choking off food and medicines and continues as cruel and vindictive
Mercenaries were organized and paid by the CIA, British and Dutch Intelligence and a massive public relations campaign rolled out to win support for denying the right of the Syrian people to determine their own destiny.
Vanessa Beeley, independent journalist and photographer, has reported extensively in the Middle East, – on the ground in Syria, Egypt, Iraq and Palestine also covering the conflict in Yemen since 2015.
Hosts: Hands off Syria, Greater New Haven Peace Council
10. Friday, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Fighting State Murder: Racism, the Police and the Death Penalty
Cost: FREE or donation
Link will be provided on day of event – you must register to receive it!
Join family members of death row prisoner Rodney Reed, Rodrick and Sandra Reed, police torture victim and former juvenile life without parole prisoner Mark Clements, author and scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, and journalist Liliana Segura for a discussion about fighting racism in the criminal “injustice” system.
The massive uprising this year against police brutality and murder has sharply illuminated the racism of not only the police, but also the institutions that protect them. This struggle has thrown into sharp relief questions about the true nature of cops, the courts and prisons. The Black Lives Matter movement has given new life to movements for prison abolition, criminal justice reform and the abolition of the death penalty.
Rodrick Reed is Rodney Reed’s younger brother. Rodrick and his family have been fighting to prove Rodney’s innocence and to free him for decades.
Sandra Reed is the mother of Texas death row prisoner Rodney Reed. In the 23 years since her son was wrongly convicted, she has been a tireless advocate for justice for Rodney.
Mark Clements is a Chicago police torture survivor. At age 16 in 1981 he was taken to area 3 violent crime unit where he was tortured to confess to a crime. Mark was one of Illinois first juvenile’s sentence to natural life without parole in the state of Illinois. He remained incarcerated for 28 years before his conviction was overturned in 2009.
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor writes and speaks on Black politics, social movements, and racial inequality in the United States. She is author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, which won the Lannan Cultural Freedom Award for an Especially Notable Book in 2016. She is also editor of How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective
Liliana Segura is an award-winning investigative journalist covering the U.S. criminal justice system, with a longtime focus on harsh sentencing, the death penalty, and wrongful convictions.
See site for detail bios of speakers
Host Haymarket Books
11. Friday, 6:00pm – Saturday, Nov. 21, 3:00pm, SF Bay View National Black Newspaper Fundraiser
Come on out to DAY 1 of the Bay View’s incredible fundraiser and celebration to continue on the legacy of our historic National Black Newspaper in our beautiful neighborhood gathering space, Mendell Plaza. Tune in on Zoom: tinyurl.com/bayview1120. Visit www.sfbayview.com for details!
Friday, Nov. 20,
includes a lineup of musicians, speakers and food – all local, all multicultural, all love. This event will feature:
Wanda Sabir, Bay View Arts & Culture Editor and founder of Ma’afa Bay Area, speaking on her work with the Bay View and in Bay Area Black culture.
Willie & Mary Ratcliff, Bay View Publisher & Editor, speaking on the history of the Bay View National Black Newspaper and the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood.
Nube Brown, Bay View Managing Editor, reading poetry and letters from prisoners and hosting a mural walk featuring the artists and their work and its role in Bayview Hunters Point’s history.
Malik Washington, Bay View Assistant Editor and On the Street Reporter, out to make your day brighter and everyone’s voices louder!
Rico, aka One Tyme, hip hop artist from Bayview
Stephanie Woodford & Trio, Fillmore jazz musicians
SPOOOKY BOOOGIE, CCSF improvisational musical collaborative
Dat Boi Bpoppin, aka Branden Powell, Bayview resident and hip hop dancer
Keli Lord, CCSF’s African American Studies Department Ambassador and Bayview resident
AAAND: A pop-up art auction!
of the Bay View’s incredible fundraiser and celebration to continue on the legacy of our historic National Black Newspaper in our beautiful neighborhood and on Zoom! Tune in here: tinyurl.com/bayview1121. Visit www.sfbayview.com for details.
Nov. 21, includes a lineup of restaurants and speakers from Bayview Hunters Point – still all local, all multicultural, all love.
12. Friday, 7:00pm, Wall + Response: Heather Bourbeau, Aileen Cassinetto, Tongo Eisen-Martin & Chris Stroffolino
RSVP is required: https://app.gopassage.com/events/wall-response-1
Booksmith and The Bindery are proud to host a four-event series presented by Clarion Alley Mural Project (CAMP) called Wall + Response, featuring sixteen Bay Area poets responding to the social/ political/ racial/ justice narratives of four murals on Clarion Alley.
Curated by CAMP artist and organizer Megan Wilson (wall) and poet Maw Shein Win (response), the first event in the series features Heather Bourbeau, Aileen Cassinetto, Tongo Eisen-Martin and Chris Stroffolino responding to the mural Justice for Luís D. Góngora Pat by Marina Perez-Wong and Elaine Chu, working with Justice4Luis.
Justice For Luís D. Góngora Pat (2018) is a memorial to Luís Demetrio Góngora Pat, a 46-year-old man – a father, husband, son, brother, and friend to many – from the Mayan village of Teabo, in the Mexican province of Yucatán. Góngora Pat was killed by two San Francisco police officers in an act of police brutality on April 7, 2016 at the encampment he was living on Shotwell Street following an eviction.
Saturday, November 21
13. Saturday, 10:00am – 11:30am, Wake the ZUCK up! We won’t let Facebook destroy our democracy.
3450 21st Street (outside the home)
Since Election Day, our rejected, soon-to-be ex-President and his enablers have been swamping Facebook with lies and conspiracy theories about his defeat in the election. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has only made half-hearted and anemic efforts to slow the onslaught, from which he personally profits
Please join us outside of Mark Zuckerberg’s house in San Francisco to say Facebook is not doing enough. Undermining the will of the voters puts our entire society at risk. We say, no more excuses!
Hosts: Global Exchange, Media Alliance + Others – see site for list
14. Saturday, 11:00am – 12:30pm, Dialogue: Shaping a New Generation of Native American Activism
A commemoration of the on-going 50th anniversary of the occupation of Alcatraz by the Indians of All Tribes.
The San Francisco Public Library and the National Park Service at Alcatraz Island will host a dialogue between Asha Nordwall and Benayshe-Ba-Equay Titus.
Asha Nordwall and Benayshe-Ba-Equay Titus will share with us the movements that shaped a new generation of Native American activism. Asha is the daughter and Benayshe-Ba-Equay is the grand-daughter of Adam Fortunate Eagle Nordwall, member of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians and Native American activist. Her grandfather’s story of activism has been passed down through oral history and through his extensive archives. Asha Nordwall also was on Alcatraz during the occupation.
Native Americans arrived in the Bay Area by the thousands with the GI Bill after the Second World War and continuing in the 1950s and 1960s through the government policies known as termination and relocation. The cultural and racial divisions in the city led to widespread discrimination along with loss of Native cultures and identities. Native Americans began to organize and work together to locate themselves on the “urban reservation,” culminating in the takeover of Alcatraz Island on November 20, 1969. Join our guests to learn about the movements that shaped a new generation of Native American activism.
This event is part of the 2nd Saturday, Cultural Programs of the special exhibition “Red Power on Alcatraz: Perspectives 50 Years Later.” This exhibit will be on Alcatraz for 19 months in commemoration of the All Tribes Occupation on Alcatraz in 1969.
Hosts: Alcatraz Island & SF Public Library
15. Saturday, 1:00pm (PT); 4:00pm (ET), Anti-Imperialist Election Response: Youth Fight Back!
Register for this event here: https://bit.ly/32ytwEj
Join Youth Against Empire, a new formation of young anti-imperialist, anti-racist activists from member organizations and allies of the United National Antiwar Coalition for an online discussion as we respond to the election results and chart a path forward for the antiwar movement.
With the election of a new President, we must remember that no matter which party is in the White House, U.S. wars aren’t stopping. From more than 800 foreign military bases to sanctions on 39 countries, from bombings and drone strikes to proxy wars and coups, both parties firmly support the U.S. war machine abroad. We know they support the war at home as well with rampant police violence, political repression, evictions, poverty, and a failing healthcare system. The only solution is the fight back of working and oppressed people against U.S. wars at home and abroad. Let’s keep it in the streets against U.S. war!
Black Alliance for Peace
International Action Center
Minnesota Anti-War Committee
Pan African Community Action
Resist US Led War
Additional speakers to be announced
Hosts: United National Antiwar Coalition + 4 Other groups
16. Saturday, 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Monthly Gathering with Refugio and Elvira Nieto
On the monthly anniversary of Alex’s murder on the 21st day of each month, gather with Refugio and Elvira Nieto at Alex’s Altar – observing ‘social distancing’.
With restrictions of gatherings if you can’t attend – light a candle this evening for Justice for Alex and ALL others who lives have been taken by the police.
On March 21, 2014, Alejandro “Alex” Nieto 28 years old, was killed when he was struck by 14 – 15 bullets (of a total of 59 shots) fired by four San Francisco Police Department officers, on Bernal Hill Park, without justification. The officers who killed Alex Nieto are: Sgt. Jason Sawyer (then lieutenant. He is also the killer of John Smart in 1998!), Officer Roger Morse, Officer Richard Schiff and Officer Nathan Chew.
Sunday, November 22
17. Sunday, 12Noon (PT); 3:00pm (ET), ILAN PAPPE and DIANA BUTTU What Next For Palestine?
Event link will be shared after you complete your donation.
Cost: $10.00 – benefit for Palestine & Lebanon
IILAN PAPPE, Ph.D., directs the European Center of Palestine Studies at the University of Exeter in the U.K. He is an Israeli historian and activist, the son of German Jewish parents who fled Nazi persecution in the 1930s. Pappe has published 15 books, including the groundbreaking The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine (2006), which debunks the myth that the Palestinian population left of their own accord. He documents that part of Israel’s founding ideology was the forcible removal of the indigenous population: between 1947- 1949, over 400 Palestinian villages were destroyed, civilians were massacred, and approximately one million men, women, and children were expelled from their homes at gunpoint. Called “Israel’s bravest historian” by journalist John Pilger, Pappe left Israel in 2008 after finding it it “increasingly difficult” to live there with his “unwelcome views and convictions,” including his support of economic, political and academic boycotts of Israel.
DIANA BUTTU is a Canadian-Palestinian human rights attorney. In 2000, she moved to the occupied West Bank where she served as a legal advisor to the Palestinian negotiating team and later to the Palestinian president. She was part of the team that assisted in the successful litigation of the Wall before the International Court of Justice. Buttu resigned from her post in 2005 but remains a frequent commentator on Middle East politics and human rights, with op-eds and appearances in media outlets such as the NYT, CNN, BBC, Aljazeera, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. Buttu is the recipient of the Stelle Solidariete Italian prize for her human rights work; she was the Eleanor Roosevelt Fellow at Harvard Law School, holding an appointment with the Kennedy School and Law School at the same time. In a 2018 opinion piece in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, Buttu stated, “It is repugnant that the world demands that Palestinians negotiate their freedom, while Israel continues to steal Palestinian land.”
Host: Middle East Children’s Alliance
18. Sunday 1:00pm, Beyond Biden: Working-Class Remedies for a World in Crisis
Register here: https://bit.ly/Beyond-Biden
Trump was defeated. But Biden & Harris won’t solve the multitude of problems that working people are faced with, from COVID and climate devastation to police killings of people of color. What will work, based on history, are mass movements. They have been the catalyst for working people’s gains. Today this is truer than ever. Join an online discussion on how to build a revolutionary feminist groundswell in 2021.
Host: Freedom Socialist Party Bay Area