Update: San Francisco Moves To Divest $1.2B From Companies Financing Dakota Access Pipeline
– Amor For Alex – Benefit Concert for Memorial Info for tickets, item #29
– First Responders Training – Registration required, item #13
– NLG Legal Observers Training – Registration required, item #27
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Occupy San Francisco Bulletin Board
29 – Announcements
( Wed. 3/15; Thurs. 3/16; Fri. 3/17; Sat. 3/18; Sun. 3/19; Mon. 3/20; Tue. 3/21)
Wednesday, March 15
1. Wednesday, 5:00pm – 8:00pm, Fight Back Phone Bank
SEIU Local 1021
350 Rhode Island, – enter at 100 Kansas St
Don’t let Congress take away our healthcare! 24 million people like you and me would lose their healthcare if Trump gets his way. And Medicaid for the poor and elderly would be gutted and access to abortion jeopardized.
Join the first Fight Back Phone Bank to voters in Arizona, Nevada and California who can pressure their Republican representatives to make sure Americans keep their healthcare.
Set up are 30 laptops with predictive dialers and automatic patch-through. That means you just put on the headset and the computer dials numbers for you. If more people participate there available landlines and paper lists.
Training, outreach script and pizza provided.
Host: SEIU 1021
2. Wednesday, 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Vigil for Amilcar, Killed by SFPD on February 26, 2015
Mission Police Station
17th Street & Valencia
Over 50 vigils for Amilcar have been held.
DA Gascon has not charged any police officer with the murder of Amilcar who was shot 6 times in the back!
DA Gascon: Let us have our day in court! Charge the officers who killed Amilcar with murder!
Friday, March 17
3. Friday, 8:00am – 9:15am, Court Support for Kayla Moore’s Family: Trial Setting Conference
Philip Burton Federal Building
450 Golden Gate Ave, 17th Floor, Courtroom 6
Gather by 8:00am, Hearing is at 8:30am
Reminder: Bring ID – otherwise you won’t be allowed in the building
They will also have U remove your shoes at the entrance.
Your support is welcome in court THIS Friday, March 17th! This hearing may be brief, but we are expecting an important announcement: after a long, long wait, the Moore family’s trial start date will be set at this pre-trial hearing.
Sponsor: Justice 4 Kayla Moore
4. Friday, 12 Noon, Mothers On The March Against Police Murders
Hall of Justice
850 Bryant St.
Weekly protest. All invited. Demand DA Gascon charge the officers with murder!
Sponsor: Justice 4 Mario Woods Coalition
5. Friday, 3:30pm – 5:30pm, What Is Fascism – Teach –in at UC Berkeley
2600 Bancroft Way
In the Name of Humanity,
We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America!
Drive Out the Trump/Pence Regime!
What is Fascism?
Why are Trump/Pence Fascists?
What is the Direction and Trajectory of This Regime?
Why is it Important to Not Normalize, Accommodate, Conciliate or Collaborate with this Fascist Regime?
• Deborah Blocker, Professor, French Department, UC Berkeley
• Jonathan Simon, Professor, School of Law, UC Berkeley, author of “Governing through Crime: How the War on Crime Transformed American Democracy and Created a Culture of Fear”, and Mass Incarceration on Trial.
• Refuse Fascism, SF Bay Area
(Additional speakers to be announced)
Donald Trump and Mike Pence have assembled a vicious cabal that has put forth positions and begun initiatives which demonstrate that they fully intend to shred political and social norms with catastrophic consequence. Because Trump has his finger on the nuclear trigger, the Trump/Pence regime is more dangerous to the world than even Hitler.” -FromtheRefuseFascism.org new Call to Action.
Join with others to engage and learn about the fascist nature of this administration, what this will mean for humanity, and what we can do to stop it. Students, professors, and activists will speak from different angles and perspectives, about the fascist nature of this regime, what this will mean, and what we can do to stop it.
Info: Contact Refuse Fascism: 510-253-5551
Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/03/04/18797015.php or https://www.facebook.com/events/240178323057350/
6. Friday, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, NALC214 Picket Against Workplace Bullying, Discrimination and Wage Theft
Parkside Post Office Station
San Francisco NALC 214 is holding an Informational Picket at Parkside Station Post Office .
A Labor Relations investigation at the station found considerable evidence of abuse by management including discrimination, bullying, wage theft, physical and psychological injuries, under-staffing, routine labor law violations and more. Relief is considered crucial and mandatory.
7. Friday, 4:30pm – 6:30pm, Defend Public Education Now – Meeting
Richmond Public Library
325 Civic Center Plaza
Emergency Meeting on Education. Come and learn about the attack on public schools in WCCUSD. There are currently five charters schools applying to start or expand in our district. They lack transparency and accountability, they do not hire union labor to build or maintain their schools. Some have questionable discipline policies. The teachers and staff are not union either. Yet, they are using public money
Info: (510) 506-4493 DefendPublicEducationNow@gmail.com
Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/03/07/18797145.php & https://www.facebook.com/DefendPublicEducationNOW/
8. Friday, 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Resistance Works – How People Have Fought U.S. Capital & Empire
Eric Quezada Center for Culture & Politics
518 Valencia St.
Doors open at 6:30pm, event begins at 7pm
DONATE: $5-20 donations to pay for the space; No one turned away for lack of funds!
Militant resistance has a long history both domestically and abroad.
Speaker: Robert Buzzanco is a Professor of History at the University of Houston. He is author of ‘Masters of War: Military Dissent and Politics in the Vietnam Era’ and ‘Vietnam and the Transformation of American Life.’ He teaches courses in War, Globalization and Terrorism, Social Movements, US Foreign Policy, and Twentieth Century History. You can read more of his work at https://afflictthecomfortable.org/
Every day, people are fighting back against the Trump Administration, corporations and the forces of hate. From the immigration ban to the Dakota Access Pipeline to the normalization of white supremacy, we are seeing new waves of resistance no longer taking any shit from the authoritarian state. We see militant action appearing more and more frequently challenging these powers that be, and challenging orderly liberal political solutions.
Sponsor: Diablo Rising Tide
9. Friday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Women Resist! Fighting for Liberation in the Age of Trump
2969 Mission St.
The extreme misogynist Trump and his cabinet of billionaires and bigots is planning a massive assault on women’s rights. March is , Women’s History Month, a time for us to strategize on how we can build a women’s movement that can fight back, connect with other struggles and win! We must struggle not only for women’s liberation but for the liberation of all oppressed people.
Join us for presentations and discussion on the many issues that connect and affect us as women, from attacks on reproductive rights and violence against trans folks, to the attacks against immigrants and the fight against racism and war.
10. Friday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, What’s Next? A seminar or racial justice
& Saturday, March 18, 8:00am – 4:30pm
1525 Waller St.
Speakers for Friday:
What is Racism? [Speakers: Diane Flores (Causa Justa), Sasha Harris-Cronin (Showing Up for Racial Justice), Dale Weatherspoon (CA/NV Annual Conference Racial Justice Task Force)]
The event will examine the roots of racial injustice in the United States and explore how different community organizations are working to build a more just society.
General admission is free and open to the public. Friday night accommodation and Saturday lunch options are available for an additional fee. To register, please visit https://calnev-reg.brtapp.com/2017RJS
Sponsor: Waller Center
Info & Schedule: https://www.facebook.com/events/754817028016142/
Saturday, March 18
11. Saturday, 8:30am – 6:00pm, 32nd Annual Empowering Womxn of Color Conference – Immigration, Imperialism, & Insurgency!
MLK Student Union (2nd Floor)
Cost: $0 – $15
Ticket info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/32nd-annual-empowering-womxn-of-color-conference-tickets-31501351390
Join AF3IRM SF Bay Area for workshop entitled: “Immigration, Imperialism, & Insurgency! The Cycle of Political Trauma & Organizing for Liberation.”
Workshop will provide a general history of US imperialism, as it relates to immigration, while noting the particular impacts on transnational women of color.
We will go on to explore gendered immigrant trauma, the cycle of political trauma, and ways people have cared for one another by organizing and resisting xenophobic oppression & exploitation.
Presentation at workshop for BOTH sessions:
SESSION 1: 11:05-12:25AM
SESSION 2: 1:30-2:45PM
Sponsor: Af3irm SF Bay Area
12. Saturday, 2:00pm – 3:30pm, We Are All the I-Hotel
SF Public Library – Chinatown Branch
1135 Powell St.
40 years after the Fall of the International Hotel, poets and musicians address its legacy. Featuring poets Clara Hsu, Peter Yamamoto, Cesar Love, musician Ed Dang and special guests to be announced.
13. Saturday, 2:30pm – 5:30pm, First Responders Training (Must register in advance)
2101 Webster St., Suite 1300
Join SURJ Bay Area and the Anti Police-Terror Project for a First Responders Training.
The material being presented is created by the Anti Police-Terror Project. We are asking for $10 – $40 donation, sliding scale, which will go to support APTP’s work. No one turned away for lack of funds. Email email@example.com with ticket requests or questions. Our workshop has space for 60 people.
To reserve your spot in advance, please purchase tickets on the SURJ website: http://www.surjbayarea.org/firstresponderstraining.
APTP builds the capacity of community members to respond to police terror and violence. The purpose of this training is to share knowledge and skills with regards to conducting independent people’s investigations into cases of police terror.
The topics covered will be:
– An introduction to APTP
– How to conduct people’s investigations of police murder
– Know your rights and security considerations when conducting an investigation
– First aid
– An overview of different aspects of family support
MORE ABOUT APTP: The Anti Police-Terror Project is a group of concerned and committed institutions, organizations, and individuals dedicated to ending state-sanctioned murder and violence perpetuated against Black, Brown and Poor people. They are a Black led, multi-racial, multi-generational coalition. Visit their website here: http://www.antipoliceterrorproject.org/
14. Saturday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, Rally: Creating Communities of Sanctuary for All
Martin Luther King Jr., Civic Center Park
2151 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Join faith leaders and activists as we urge our elected officials to honor sanctuary for all people, regardless of immigration status, gender identity, sexual orientation, or religion.
–Jesse Arreguin, Mayor, City of Berkeley
–Rev. John Fife, Co-founder of the Sanctuary movement
–Rev. James Lawson, Jr., Civil Rights Leader
–Rev. Phillip Lawson, Civil Rights Leader
–Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and immigration activist
–Rev. Dr. David Vásquez-Levy, President, Pacific School of Religion
This rally will conclude a Borders and Identity conference, hosted by Pacific School of Religion and Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion – CLGS. More information about Borders and Identity at psr.edu/earl-17
Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion – CLGS and Pacific School of Religion
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1862007844056760/ or https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/03/10/18797253.php
15. Saturday, 3:00pm – 5:30pm, Talking to Kids About Race in 2017 with Micia Mosely (event sold out – u will be placed on waiting list)
SF Public Library
100 Larkin St.
In the wake of the presidential election results, uprisings and protests in Ferguson, NYC, Baltimore, Oakland and South Dakota, many of us are imagining that another world is possible. We know that the potential for a world in which unarmed Black Americans are not killed regularly by police and people of color are not the targets of systemic racism and hate crimes has to start with us.
This introductory workshop will help us unpack our own understanding of race and outline developmentally supportive language to use with kids.
Parents and caregivers of youth of all ages and racial and ethnic backgrounds welcome.
Free childcare and language translation available. No one turned away. Please RSVP at http://bit.ly/TalkToYourKidsAboutRace
Sponsor: SURJ – SF
Sunday, March 19
16, Sunday, 10:30am – 12:30pm, China: Understanding Society, Economics, Politics, and US-China Relations
Speaker: Lee Sui Hin, currently working in China, he long-time Chinese-American community activist and former Pacifica radio reporter, give us a deeper understanding about the China’s views on China-US relations, globalization, the “One Belt, One Road Initiative” and the recent US deployment of Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) in South Korea against North Korea/China/Russia.
Lee Sui Hin: Born in Hong Kong, China, and fifth generation Chinese migrant from Japan, Lee is the long- time international activist for over 40-years, he’s the national coordinator of National Immigrant Solidarity Network, Action LA Network, coordinating committee member of UFPJ, and long time reporter for Pacifica Radio – Los Angeles, reporting from former Yugoslavia, former Soviet Union, Angola, Mozambique, South Africa, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Mexico.
Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/03/13/18797369.php (510) 332-3865
17, Sunday, 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Our Bay Area Air Quality Under Threat & The Fired Whistleblowers at BAAQMD
SF Main Library – Latino Room
100 Larkin St.
Dr. Larry Rose, Former Cal-OSHA Medical Director
Dr. Ahimsa Porter Sumchai, Radiological Subcommittee of the Hunters Point Shipyard Restoration Advisory Board, Founder Radiological Subcommittee of Hunters Point Ship Yard & Veterans Administration Environmental Registry former Medical Officer
Steve Nadel, Sunflower Alliance
Francisco Da costa, Hunters Point Environmental Justice Advocacy, Director S.E. Sector Community Development Corporation
Steve Ingraham, West Berkley Alliance For Clean Air & Jobs
Daniel Berman, Author of “Death On The Job”
18. Sunday, 1:00pm, Women’s Rights Are Not Negotiable
New Valencia Hall
747 Polk St
12:15 Home-cooked brunch – $8-$10
Celebrate Women’s History Month with a discussion about the growing global feminist movement that is standing up to the misogynists, bigots and misleaders. Participate in the dialog on how to unite the rights of women, immigrants, workers, queers, people of color. Join the organizing around working class interests to stop the Trump corporate agenda.
Info: Bay Area Freedom Socialist Party – 415-864-1278 ·baFSP@earthlink.net
19. Sunday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, Aya de Leon in Conversation with Kate Raphael of KPFA
Eric Quezada Center
514 Valencia St.
Aya de Leon, is a novelist who directs the Poetry for the People program at UC Berkeley. She first came to national attention as a spoken word artist in the underground poetry scene in the Bay Area, and as a hip hop theater artist and a slam poetry champion. She recently published a wild Latina feminist Robin Hood heist novel titled Uptown Thief. Her work explores issues of race, gender, socio-economic class, body and nation.
Sponsor: Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) – East Bay and San Francisco Branches. See http://www.wilpfsf.org or wilpf.sf [at] gmail.com or call (415) 799-3720
20. Sunday, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Direct from Palestine – Shoruq: Palestinian Debka & Hip-hop in Oakland!
Oakland Technical High School Auditorium
42nd Street at Broadway (enter on 42nd St.)
Tickets: $10 – $500
Join the Middle East Children’s Alliance & Shoruq Organization مؤسسة شروقfor a stunning debka and hip-hop performance celebrating Palestine! Using original music and dance, young people from Dheisheh Refugee Camp share the history and daily life of Palestinian refugees. “Shoruq” is Arabic for “Sunrise.”
Family-friendly event! Benefit for Shoruq’s work with Palestinian refugees.
Wheelchair accessible. ASL interpreters will be provided if requested at least 2 weeks prior to event. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1355477021189474/ orhttps://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/03/04/18797026.php
email@example.com , 510-548-0542
21. Sunday, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Panel Discussion: Worker Owned Coops In Trump Era
4799 Shattuck Ave.
Adrionna, Mandela Food Cooperative
Biseat, Hood Incubator
Christopher, Alchemy Cooperative Café
members of local worker-owned cooperatives to discuss different ways to resist in the Trump Era.
Sponsor: Community Democracy Project (Oakland)
Monday, March 20
22. Monday 3:30pm – 4:30pm, Leila Fadel: Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens Memorial Lecture
“From the Middle East to the West: The Transformation of Authoritarianism to Populism.” Presentation by Leila Fadel, Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations
RSVP here: https://uchastings.webconnex.com/stevens2017.
23. Monday, 3:30pm – 5:30pm, “U.S./NATO relatio with Russia – Prospects for Peace and Disarmament, or for Conflict and Great Power War”
University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton St, , McLaren Hall, #250
Panel discussion featuring:
Stephen Zunes, Professor, University of San Francisco
Filip Kovacevic, visiting Montenegrin professor, chair of the Movement for Neutrality of Montenegro
Jacqueline Cabasso, Executive Director, Western States Legal Foundation
Reiner Braun, Co-President, International Peace Bureau
Kevin Martin, President, Peace Action and Peace Action Education Fund
24. Monday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, OccupyForum: “What Is To Be Done?” Michael Goldstein
The Black and Brown Social Club
474 Valencia St. (btw. 15th & 16th Sts.)
Michael Goldstein will present his challenging, promising, and unusual view of the path forward for those seeking fundamental social transformation, and then lead discussion.
He is author of the visionary book, Return of the Light: A Political Fable in Which the American People Retake Their Country, which offers a roadmap for uniting our separate campaigns to stop the worst abuses of the ruling class into a single movement. The aim of that movement: making government our own means for pooling our collective resources in the interests of peace, social justice, environmental sustainability, and a society hospitable to the needs of the human spirit.
Info: from Ruthie
25. Monday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, The Sweetwater Sessions: Tyson Amir – Black Boy Poems
Tickets: $5 – $7
Tyson Amir is an author, musician, educator, community organizer, and freedom fighter born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. In the spirit of The Dragon, George Lester Jackson, he endeavors to utilize any and all resources at his disposal as weapons to bring about the eventual liberation of his people. Tyson has been engaged in movement work since the late 1990s.
Tyson is releasing Black Boy Poems, his debut work as an author. Black Boy Poems is a powerful, timely, and revolutionary body of literature. A much needed social commentary that seeks to inspire his people towards liberation.
You can find out more about Tyson Amir at www.BlackBoyPoems.com
Tuesday, March 21
26. Tuesday, 4:00pm – 7:00pm, Supervisors please uphold Calle 24’s CU and EIR Appeal for Axis
SF City Hall, room 250
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl.
ABOUT THE AXIS APPEAL:
The Axis Appeal has two components: 1) the EIR or CEQA component which is about the environmental impact of this development (and other developments) on the Latino Cultural District and 2) the Conditional Use or “CU” which is about whether the project is “necessary and desirable”.
The public will testify on both issues at the same time. Talking points will be given.
Calle 24 Latino Cultural District has near 700 units of luxuary units coming near and with in its boundries. The district was set up to help with the effects of gentrification and displacement and to preserve our culural assests that includes, small mom and pop merchants, arts organizations, events, murals and our vulnerable populations.
Sponsor: Our Mission NO Eviction
27. Tuesday, 4:00pm – 8:00pm, NLG Legal Observer Trainings
UC Berkeley School of Law
216 Boalt Hall
Legal Observers work to insure that protesters’ rights to express their political views are not violated by law enforcement. They do not participate in protests or actions, instead documenting law enforcement’s interactions with protesters.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! There are 2 sessions.
Session I: 4-6 PM, Boalt Hall, Room 145
Session II: 6-8PM, Boalt Hall, Room 110
You’ll be trained by civil rights attorney EmilyRose Johns.
28. Tuesday, 7:00pm (3/21) – Wed. (3/22), Radio, Journalism Workshops
Oakland & San Francisco
Where: Homefulness- 8032 Macarthur Bl Oakland
Oakland, Ca 94605
When: Tues, March 21st @ 7pm
Where: 2940 16th St #301,San Francisco
When: Begins Wednesday, March 22nd @ 7pm
Food, child care and stipends offered at each workshop
Journalism, Writing & Radio Training for Low-income youth, elders, Poverty Skolaz Unite to Resist Politrickster racism and Hate
Black, Brown, Poor, Indigenous, Migrant, Unhoused, Disabled people training ourselves to ensure we have a voice in the media to help each other survive, resist, and thrive!- People Can launch or work on their own radio program for the new station KEXU 96.1fm
POOR Magazine/Prensa POBRe is a poor and indigenous people-led media, education and art movement for self-determination
WE will learn basic radio editing, creative writing, production and journalism- No experience necessary
Stipend offered upon completion of segments
29. Tuesday, 7:30pm – 10:00pm, Amor for Alex Nieto Memorial Concert
2781 24th St.
$50 – Performance & limited edition “Alex Nieto Now and Forever Memorial Concert” poster signed by the band, the Nietos, and Benjamin Bac Sierra.
Purchase Tickets: https://www.brava.org/all-events/2017/3/21/amor-for-alex-nieto-now-and-forever-memorial-concert
A community concert celebration to kick-start the “Alex Nieto Memorial” campaign! Live performances by “The Alex Nieto Latin Jazz Ensemble” featuring Carlos “Kookie” Gonzales, Karl Perazzo (Santana), Dr. Loco (Jose Cuellar); Paul Flores, Francisco Herrera, Josue Rojas, Favi (Natalia) Estrella, Alejandro Murguia (SF Poet Laureate), Loco Bloco, Antonio Theodore (Afrolicious), Danzantes, y mas! Get your tickets now! ALL PROCEEDS FOR THE ALEX NIETO MEMORIAL!
This will be the first memorial ever in California dedicated to a victim of an unlawful police killing.