Divest from DAPL (DefundDAPL.org)

If you have a financial relationship (accounts, loans, credit cards) with one of these banks that fund the Dakota Access Pipeline and you would like to divest, first set up a new account in a credit union that does not invest in fossil fuel extraction. This guide can help you make a smooth transition.

Then, go to your bank and make a #BankExit by publicly closing your account. Make sure to submit a letter to management explaining that you don’t want to finance an institution that profits from human rights abuses and puts our water at risk.

1. MOVE YOUR MONEY

Here are names of CEOs and other bank executives involved in these decisions—along with their phone numbers and email addresses. The first 17 banks (*) are directly funding the Dakota Access pipeline:

Wells Fargo* CEO Timothy J. Sloan timothy.j.sloan@wellsfargo.com BoardCommunications@wellsfargo.co m 866-249-3302 Corporate Office: Wells Fargo 420 Montgomery Street San Francisco, CA 94104

BNP Paribas* CEO Jean-Laurent Bonnafe jeanlaurent.bonnafe@bnpparibas.com Corporate Office: 3 rue d’Antin 75002 Paris, France 00-33-157-082-200 U.S. Office: 787 Seventh Avenue – The Equitable Tower New York, NY 10019 212-841-3000

SunTrust* CEO William H. Rodgers Jr. Corporate Office: 303 Peachtree Street NE Atlanta, GA 30308 800-786-8787 Chief Communications Officer: Sue Mallino 404-813-0463 sue.mallino@suntrust.com

The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ* Chairman Nobuyuki Hirano CEO and President Takashi Oyamada Corporate Office: 2-7-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo, Japan 81-3-3240-8111 U.S. Office: 1251 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10020-1104 212-782-4000

Mizuho Bank* President and CEO Nobuhide Hayashi Corporate Office: Otemachi Tower 1-5-5, Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 100-8176, Japan 81-3-3214-1111 U.S. Office: 1251 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10020 212-282-3000

Citibank (CitiGroup)* CEO Michael Corbat Michael.L.Corbat@citi.com 212-793-1201 Corporate Office: 388 Greenwich Street New York, NY 10013 Phone: 800-285-3000 and 212-793- 0710

Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank) CEO and President Brian J. Porter Corporate Office: Scotia Plaza 44 King Street W Toronto, Ontario Canada M5H 1H1 416-866-6161 email@scotiabank.com U.S. Office: 250 Vesey Street, 23rd and 24th floors New York, NY 10281

TD Securities* Chairman, CEO, and President Bob Dorrance Corporate Office: P.O. Box 1, TD Bank Tower 66 Wellington Street W Toronto, Ontario M5K 1A2 Investment Banking: 416-307-8500 Equity Research: 416-307-9360 Trading Floor Enquiries: 416-944-6978

ING Bank* CEO and Executive Board Chairman Ralph A.J.G Hamers Wholesale Banking, Operations & IT, Sustainability, Corporate Governance: Carolien van der Giessen carolien.van.der.giessen@ing.com 31-20-576-63-86 Head of Media Relations: Raymond Vermuelen raymond.vermeulen@ing.com 31-20-576-63-69 212-225-5000 Scotia Howard Weil (“Energy Investment Boutique”): Energy Centre 1100 Poydras Street Suite 3500 New Orleans, LA 70163 504-582-2500 and 800-322-3005 howardweil@howardweil.com U.S. Office: 31 West 52nd Street New York, NY 10019-6101 212-827-7000 Corporate Office: Amsterdamse Poort Bijlmerplein 888 1102 MG Amsterdam The Netherlands 31-20-5639111 Mailing Address: ING Bank N.V. P.O. Box 1800 1000 BV Amsterdam The Netherlands U.S. Office: ING Financial Holdings LLC 1325 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10019 646-424-6000

Intesa SanPaolo* CEO Carlo Messina Corporate Office: Piazza San Carlo, 156 10121 Torino, Italy 39-011-555-1 Corporate Social Responsibility Unit: 39-02-8796-3435 CSR@intesasanpaolo.com sostenibilita.ambientale@intesasanpa olo.com

Credit Agricole* CEO Jean-Paul Chifflet Office: 12, Place des Etats-Unis Montrouge, France 92545 33-1-43-23-52-02 U.S. Office: 1301 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019 infoamericas@ca-cib.com

Natixis* CEO Pierre Servant Corporate Office: Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A. 21 quai d’Austerlitz 75634 Paris Cedex 13, France 33-1-78-40-90-00 U.S. Office: Natixis Global Asset Management, L.P. 399 Boylston Street Boston, MA 617-449-2100

BayernLB* CEO Johannes-Jorg Riegler Head of Communications: Matthias Priwitzer Matthias.Priwitzer@bayernlb.de 49-89-2171-21255 Corporate Office: Brienner Straße 18 80333 Munich 49-89-2171-27176 U.S. Office: 560 Lexington Avenue New York City, NY 10022 212-310-9800

Societe General* CEO Frederic Oudea https://www.linkedin.com/in/frederic oudea Chiarman of the Board Lorenzo Bini Smaghi lorenzo.binismaghi@snam.it Corporate Office: 29 boulevard Haussmann 75009 Paris, France 2.0@societegenerale 33-1-42-14-20-00 U.S. Office: 245 Park Avenue ICBC London* CEO and Managing Director Jin Chen Corporate Office: 20 Gresham Street London EC2V 7JE, United Kingdom 44-203-145-5000 U.S. Office: 520 Madison Avenue 28th Floor New York, NY 10022 212-407-5000 New York City, NY 10167 212-278-6000

BBVA Securities* CEO Carlos Torres Villa Executive Chairman Francisco Gonzalez Rodriguez Corporate Office: Calle Azul, 4 28050 Madrid, Spain 34-902-22-44-66

SMBC Nikko Securities* President and CEO Yoshihiko Shimizu Corporate Office: 3-1, Marunouchi 3-chome, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 100-8325, Japan 81-3-5644-3111

DNB Capital* U.S. office: 200 Park Avenue, 31st Floor New York, N.Y. 10166-0396 212-681-3800

Royal Bank of Scotland CEO Ross McEwan ross.mcewan@rbs.co.uk Director of Media Relations: Chris Turner 44-20-7672-4515 Corporate Office: Gogarburn 175 Glasgow Road Edinburgh, United Kingdom 44-131-626-3263 U.S. Office: 600 Washington Boulevard Stamford, CT 06901 203-897-2700

ABN Amro Capital Chairman of the Board Gerrit Zalm Corporate Office: ABN AMRO Bank N.V. Gustav Mahlerlaan 10 1082 PP Amsterdam The Netherlands 31-10-241-17-23 U.S. Office: 100 Park Avenue, 17th floor New York, NY 10017 917-284-6800

JPMorgan Chase Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon jamie.dimon@jpmchase.com 212-270-1111 Corporate Contacts: Andrew Gray andrew.s.gray@jpmchase.com Jennifer Lavoie jennifer.h.lavoie@jpmchase.com Brian Marchiony brian.j.marchiony@jpmorgan.com Corporate Office: 270 Park Avenue New York, NY 10017-2014

Citizens Bank Chairman and CEO Bruce Van Saun Head of Media Relations: Peter Lucht Peter.Lucht@citizensbank.com 781-655-2289 Consumer Lending, Business Banking, Wealth Management, Corporate: Lauren DiGeronimo Lauren.Digeronimo@citizensbank.co m 781-471-1454 Corporate Office: 1 Citizens Plaza

Comerica Bank Chairman and CEO Ralph W. Babb Jr. Investor Relations: 214-462-6831 Corporate Contacts: Wendy Bridges wwbridges@comerica.com 214-462-4443 Wayne Mielke wjmielke@comerica.com 214-462-4463 Corporate Office: Comerica Bank Tower

U.S. Bank Chairman and CEO Richard K. Davis richard.davis@usbank.com Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications Dana Ripley dana.ripley@usbank.com 612-303-3167 Brand, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sponsorships: Susan Beatty susan.beatty@usbank.com 612-303-9229 Corporate Office: U.S. Bancorp Center Providence, RI 02903 401-456-7000 1717 Main Street Dallas, TX 75201 800-521-1190 800 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN 55402 800-685-5065 and 651-466-3000

PNC Bank Chairman, President, and CEO William S. Demchak Media Relations: Fred Solomon corporate.communications@pnc.com 412-762-4550 Investor Relations: Bryan K. Gill investor.relations@pnc.com 412-768-4143 Corporate Office: 300 Fifth Avenue The Tower at PNC Plaza Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412-762-2000

Barclays Chairman John McFarlane john.mcfarlane@barclays.com CEO Jes Staley Corporate Office: Barclays Bank PLC 1 Churchill Place London E14 5HP, United Kingdom 44-20-7116-1000 U.S. Office: Barclays 745 7th Avenue New York, NY 10019 212-526-7000 Press Office: 212-526-7000 CorporateCommunicationsAmericas@ barclays.com

HSBC Bank Chairman Douglas Flint Group Chief Executive Stuart Gulliver managingdirectoruk@hsbc.com Corporate Address: 8 Canada Square London E14 5HQ, United Kingdom 44-20-7991-8888 U.S. Office: HSBC Headquarters 425 5th Avenue New York, NY 10018 212-525-5600 Head of Media Relations, HSBC USA: Rob Sherman 212-525-6901

Bank of America President, CEO, and Chairman Brian Moynihan brian.t.moynihan@bankofamerica.co m Executive Relations, Office of the CEO: Matthew Task 813-805-4873 Corporate Office: 100 N Tryon Street Charlotte, NC 28255

Deutsche Bank CEO John Cryan Corporate Contact: Renee Calabro renee.calabro@db.com 212-250-5525 Corporate Address: Deutsche Bank AG Taunusanlage 12 60325 Frankfurt Am Main (for letters and postcards: 60262) Germany 49-69-910-00 U.S. Office: Deutsche Bank AG 60 Wall Street New York, NY 10005

Credit Suisse CEO Tidjane Thiam Board Chairman Urs Rohner Suisse Banking Ombudsman: Bahnhofplatz 9 P.O. Box 1818 CH 8021 Zurich, Switzerland 41-43-266-14-14 Corporate Office: Uetlibergstrasse 231 P.O. Box 700 CH 8070 Zurich, Switzerland 41-44-333-11-11 U.S. Office: 650 California Street San Francisco, CA 94108 Phone: 415-249-2100 212-250-7171 DNB Capital/ASA CEO Rune Bjerke https://www.linkedin.com/in/runebjerke-04714639 Chairwoman of the Board Anne Carine Tanum 47-915-04800 Executive Vice President Communications Even Westerveld 47-400-16-744 Corporate Address: Dronning Eufemias Gate 30 0191 Oslo, Norway

Sumitomo Mitsui Bank President and CEO Takeshi Kunibe Corporate Office: 1-1-2, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo, Japan 81-3-3282-8111 U.S. Office: 277 Park Avenue New York, NY 10172 212-224-4000

Royal Bank of Canada CEO David I. McKay CEO and Board Communications: Paul French paul.french@rbc.com 416-974-3718 Corporate Media Relations: Catherine Hudon catherine.hudon@rbc.com 416-974-5506 Corporate Address: 200 Bay Street P.O. Box 1 Royal Bank Plaza Toronto, Canada 416-974-5151 and 416-842-2000

UBS CEO Sergio Ermotti https://www.linkedin.com/in/sergiop ermotti Head Group External Communications: Mark Hengel mark.hengel@ubs.com Phone: 41-44-234-32-21 Chief Communication OfficerAmericas: Marsha Askins marsha.askins@ubs.com 212-713-6151 office and 917-226- 4743 cell Corporate Office: Bahnhofstrasse 45, CH-8098 8001 Zurich, Switzerland 41-44-234-11-11 U.S. Office:

Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd C. Blankfein lloyd.blankfein@gs.com 917-743-0939 and 212-902-0593 Media Contacts Americas: 212-902-5400 Corporate Address: Goldman, Sachs & Co. 200 West Street New York, NY 10282 212-902-1000

Morgan Stanley CEO James P. Gorman jgorman@morganstanley.com 212-761-4000 Corporate Office: Morgan Stanley 1585 Broadway New York, NY 10036 212-761-4000 1285 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10019 212-713-2000

Origin Bank (formerly Community Trust) Chairman, President, and CEO Drake Mills https://www.linkedin.com/in/drakemills-554a3a20 www.ctbonline.com 318-768-3048 Corporate Office: 3921 Elm St. Choudrant, LA 71227 The information compiled here is from the latest information from Food & Water Watch research, Bloomberg data, and contact information reported by the banks. If there are corrections or additions that we should consider, please let us know. This information will be updated as needed.

“Don’t like Trump’s picks? Fill your own ‘Shadow Cabinet’” by James W. Loewen (sfchronicle.com)

 Photo: John Blanchard, The Chronicle

Photo: John Blanchard, The Chronicle

In view of Donald Trump’s shocking nominations for Cabinet-level positions, it is in our national interest that Democrats appoint a “shadow Cabinet.” A shadow Cabinet can help mobilize public opinion to ward off the worst Republican excesses and help Democrats do better in the next election.

A shadow Cabinet should be publicly assembled; its job would be to report to the nation what Trump’s appointees are doing to the agencies they direct.

“Shadow ministers” form an important feature of political life in many parliamentary democracies, such as Australia and Great Britain. Although the United States is not a parliamentary system, we need to import this feature. The Green Party announced a shadow Cabinet in 2012, but no one noticed. Times have changed, however.

Except for secretary of defense, President Trump has nominated Cabinet secretaries who profoundly disagree with the missions of the departments they are supposed to head. Most obvious is Rick Perry, who promised to close the Department of Energy when running for president in 2011, even though he haplessly couldn’t remember its name. Betsy DeVos, the newly confirmed secretary of education, famously called our public schools a “dead end” and wants to give parents public money to send their children to private schools.

Trump’s choice for the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma’s attorney general, has repeatedly sued the agency. The Sierra Club likened his nomination to putting “an arsonist in charge of fighting fires.” Tom Price, Trump’s pick to run Health and Human Services, has conflicts of interest owing to investments in drug and medical device companies. Of course, he opposes Obamacare.


For the Security and Exchange Commission (not a Cabinet position), Trump chose another fox in a henhouse in the form of mergers and acquisitions lawyer Jay Clayton.

Putting an oil man in charge of our relations with Middle Eastern nations as secretary of state is also a conflict, because we have fought war after war in the Middle East owing to our oil interests there. Rex Tillerson is further compromised by his close business ties in Russia. For housing and urban development secretary, Trump nominated Ben Carson, who calls integrated housing “social engineering,” even “communist.” Andy Puzder, nominated for labor, has a history of violating labor laws and opposes the very idea of a minimum wage.

Worst of all is Trump’s choice for attorney general, Jefferson Beauregard “Jeff” Sessions III, who has never distanced himself from his neo-Confederate heritage.

Trump’s nominees represent a tiny slice of America, mostly hyper-rich white males. He has also rejected the tradition of appointing at least one Cabinet member from the opposing party.

Someone needs to bring to the fore the missions and activities of these various departments of government. A shadow secretary of energy could review Perry’s performance, show what he is not doing, and suggest to the American people the agenda that a sensible Department of Energy would pursue. Congressional oversight will not do, especially because Republicans control Congress.

And, because our new administration does not value facts, the shadow Cabinet ought to provide the information that the appointed secretaries cannot. Shadow secretaries could collect data about “their” agencies, convene hearings to take public testimony about problems in the Republican operation of them, and even coordinate litigation to help them survive the agendas of the directors who will be running them. Small staffs can help, funded by foundations and think tanks that do not agree with the implicit Republican view that the agencies are basically illegitimate.

Equally important, the shadow Cabinet can offer ideas and programs to give Democratic congressional candidates a head start toward the 2018 elections. Opposition Cabinet members do this in Australia, New Zealand and other countries.

Newt Gingrich’s 1994 Contract With America showed the advantage that coordination can provide. Democrats have long lagged the GOP in sound bytes and clarity. A shadow Cabinet can tell the public what Democrats stand for and plan to do, as well as what Republicans are not doing.

Certainly an array of talent is out there awaiting nomination. For energy secretary, Skip Laitner, a consultant to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. For secretary of education, how about Diane Ravitch, the education historian who warns that school reform efforts and charter schools are harming students and communities? For labor, maybe Lawrence Mishel of the Economic Policy Institute. For Housing and Urban Development — or anything she wants — Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. For commerce, perhaps Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz.

Maybe you have better suggestions.

Regardless of the details, taking this step now will induce the public to volunteer time, money and ideas now, rather than doing nothing until the November 2018 midterm elections. And surely America needs a shadow Cabinet today more than Australia ever has!

Sociologist James W. Loewen is the author of “Lies My Teacher Told Me” (1995).

Fill your own shadow Cabinet

Suggest your own shadow Cabinet by Feb. 21. Think of it as a variation of fantasy football for the really, really big leagues.

We will publish a compendium of readers’ suggestions in coming weeks.

Online: Go to SFChronicle.com/opinion, fill out the interactive graphic and click Send.

Email: Type your suggestions and send them to opinion@sfchronicle.com.

Postal mail: Fill in names, clip the graphic below and mail it to Opinion, San Francisco Chronicle, 901 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103.

New Announcements + 1 Action Alert (from Adrienne Fong)

Send Items for Announcements to Pat by Tuesday: pat1936@gmail.com

New Announcements + 1 Action Alert

Thursday, February 9

Thursday, 12 Noon, Press Conference: Tell Sheriff Hennessy NOT to evict our beloved elder! (RE: Iris Canada) 

970 Page St.
SF

Yesterday evening, Judge Robertson ordered Sheriff Hennessy to evict Ms. Iris Canada anytime without notice!

This order could cause serious harm and even death, since Iris is in fragile health. Imagine if you were 100 years old and knew the sheriff could come drag you out of your home at any moment. Join us today in front of her home to demand the Sheriff resist this inhumane order.

Background:

Ms. Iris Canada has lived in her Fillmore home for over 50 years. She deserves to live peacefully in her home without further harassment. Join us in standing up for one of the oldest remaining black elders in San Francisco!

Since the Judge has ordered an eviction without proper notice, we are preparing to be ready at any time. We’ll be sure to update you as soon as we here more. Stay on high Alert!

Stay tuned for more details and join our Eviction Defense Emergency Response list here: http://bit.ly/SFEvictionDefense

Sponsor: San Francisco Anti-Displacement Coalition

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1308862285802741/?active_tab=discussion

Thursday, 6:30pm – 9:00pm, Practicing Solidarity: Rapid Response Network Info & Training

St. Agnes Church
1025 Masonic
SF

Become part of a the team of legal observers, moral witnesses and committed people ready to respond and be present during any ICE raids in homes or workplaces.

On January 29th, 365 people gathered to participate in Rapid Response Network Training at St. Agnes Church

Sponsor: Ignatian Spiritual Life Center

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/714051302107293/

Thursday, 6:00pm – 7:00pm, (PST), Michael Moore on PDA Healthcare Justice Call

Info:

9pm-10pm ET / 6pm-7pm PT 
TONIGHT! (Thursday, February 9th)

Dial-in Number: (712) 775-7035 Access Code: 124469#
RSVP now to make sure we have enough lines open!

Monday, February 13

Monday, 4:00pm – 5:00pm, BART Police Board – Use of Force Policy

Kaiser Center, 20th Street Mall – 3rd Floor
344 – 20th Street
Oakland

BART Police Citizen Review Board will discussing BART Police Use of Force Policy, as well as their Aggressive Panhandling Policy. We will be turning out

Sponsor: Coalition on Homelessness

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/403669393326610/

Sunday, February 12

Sunday, 12Noon – 3:00pm, SF Bay Area No DAPL No KXL Solidarity Action Training

Greenpeace Warehouse
955 – 7th Street
Oakland

There will be non-violent direct action training at the Greepeace Warehouse.

This training will take participants through the strategies and tools used in non-violent direct action. It will include a legal briefing and an overall plan for #NoDAPL and Keystone XL responses.

This training will be an important place to get plugged into for the DAPL and KXL solidarity.

For more information, email diablorisingtide@riseup.net

Sponsor: Diablo Rising Tide

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1754432284886169/

ACTION ALERT

Call the Army Corps of Engineers and tell them you oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline, and ask them to pass your message on to Trump: 1-888-201-9377.

Showing blatant disregard for the rights of the Standing Rock Sioux and the democratic process, the Trump administration issued the final approval for the Dakota Access Pipeline. This action ignores the environmental review and public comment period the Army Corps of Engineers started in January, for which more than 200,000 comments opposing the pipeline have already been submitted.

We must hold the Army Corps of Engineers accountable for breaking its promise to the Standing Rock Sioux and to the millions of people who supported them.

Info from the Sierra Club 2/9/17

Additional Announcements (from Adrienne Fong)

EMERGENCY

NoDAPL Last Stand in San Francisco

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

8:00am – 6:00pm   

San Francisco Federal Building

90 – 7th Street (nr. Mission St.)

S.F.

#NoDAPL Action! Arrestival! Stand with us!

National Lawyers Guild  (415) 285-1011

–         NLG hotline will be open (write the # on your arm)
–         Bring ID

Today, Tuesday February 7, the US Army Corps gave notice of intent to grant the final easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross the Mni Sose (Missouri River). They are skipping the EIS ordered in December, and skipping the congressional notification period required by law. This is a response to President Trump’s Presidential Memorandum directing the Corps to expedite approval of the project.

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe will likely sue and ask for a temporary restraining order to halt construction while the legality of this decision is reviewed in court. In the meantime, DAPL will likely start drilling immediately.

WORLDWIDE CALL TO ACTION FEB. 8

The Indigenous Coalition at Standing Rock is calling for February 8th to be an international day of emergency actions to disrupt business as usual and unleash a global intersectional resistance to fossil fuels and fascism.

Statement from Tom Goldtooth, Executive Director of the Indigenous Environmental Network:

“…“The granting of this easement goes against protocol, it goes against legal process, it disregards more than 100,000 comments already submitted as part of the not-yet-completed environmental review process — all for the sake of Donald Trump’s billionaire big oil cronies. And, it goes against the treaty rights of the entire Seven Councils Fires of the Sioux Nations.

“Donald Trump has not met with a single Native Nation since taking office. Our tribal nations and Indigenous grassroots peoples on the frontlines have had no input on this process. We support the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, and stand with them at this troubling time….”

You can read that notification letter here:
http://www.ienearth.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Dakota-Access-Pipeline-Notification-Grijalva.pdf

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/959089084225279/?active_tab=about

Wednesday, February 8

Wednesday, 10:30am – 12:30pm, Support SF Ordinance Against Muslim Registry

SF City Hall, Rm. 263
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl.
SF

San Francisco Board of Supervisors Public Safety Committee will be hearing an ordinance introduced by the Mayor and Supervisor Cohen against any potential Muslim registry based on religion or country of origin.

All are encouraged to come out and speak in support of this ordinance.

The ordinance ensures that San Francisco will not comply with any registry imposed by the Federal government targeting Arabs and Muslims. AROC: Arab Resource & Organizing CenterAsian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law CaucusCAIR – San Francisco Bay Area and ACLU of Northern California have been working closely with their offices on this matter

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/15350306182207

Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, PEACE VIGIL 

At the huge PEACE banner  One Post Street in San Francisco. (on the steps facing Market Street, below Feinstein’s office,  directly above the Montgomery BART/Muni station) Topics vary each week Join Codepink, World Can’t Wait and Occupy Action Council

Thursday, February 9

Thursday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Community Meets with Commissioner Hing

Bayview Senior Center
1706 Yosemite Ave.
SF

Community Townhall Meeting with new Commissioner on the San Francisco Police Commission – Commissioner Hing.

Sponsor: Wealth and Disparities in the Black Community – Justice for Mario Woods

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1824618667819891/

Friday, February 10

Friday, 12 Noon, “Mothers On The March Against Police Murders”

Hall of Justice (outside)
850 Bryant St.
SF

A weekly action by Black & Brown United Against Police Murders

Info: https://www.facebook.com/justice4mariowoodscoalition/?fref=ts

Friday, 7:00pm – 11:00pm, Celebrating 21 years of Poor people – led media, education, art

East Side Arts Alliance
2277 International Blvd
Oakland

After 21 years of grassroots street based journalism, art, education and solutions from Unhoused, Black, Brown, Indigenous, Disabled and Criminalized Po Folks in resistance we are honoring that by any means necessary we made it this far and are here for the generations still to come.

On this power-FULL night we will be honoring our elder resistance heroes of the movement that guided us, held us taught us and led us through the generations. This will also be the 2017 POOR Press book collection release & a benefit for the transmitter of KEXU 96.1fm- Poor Peoples Revolutionary Radio

The benefit will be raising money for the new KEXU 96.1fm Radio Transmitter and will be featuring Special Guests: Dr Loco’s Rockin Jalapeño Band Resistance Awards Ceremony honoring Avotcja JiltonilroCorrina Gould, Aunti Frances Moore, Osha Neuman, La Mesha Irizarry and many more special guests.

Call for reservations 510-435-7500

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1513168628712475/

Friday, 7:00pm, Trump’s Foreign Policy: Where is it leading?

2969 Mission St
SF

Trump’s agenda at home is rapidly shaping up to be an all-sided attack on the working class and people’s democratic rights. What about foreign policy? Trump and his administration have already taken very belligerent positions toward China, Iran, Cuba, Mexico, the Palestinian people and others. While seemingly taking a less aggressive position toward Russia, clearly a key element of that tactic is to drive a wedge between China and Russia. His immigration ban has created outrage around the world as well as inside the U.S.

Sponsor: Party for Socialism and Liberation

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1850449215233238/

Friday, 7:00pm, Fundraiser for #NoDAPL & Climate Activist

Dwinelle Hall
Berkeley

Join us for a provocative and exciting discussion with the climate activists who shut down five tar sands oil pipelines located in four states.

They shut down 15% of US crude oil imports for nearly a day. And face up to 90 years in jail.

Their action was done in solidarity with the struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

As they prepare for court, they’ll speak with us about strategy and share their journey and the love that inspired them.

RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1633070643668275/

Saturday, February 11

Saturday, 9:30am – 5:00pm, Greenpeace Oakland Presents: Resistance 101 (venue change)

Greenpeace Warehouse
955 – 7th Street
Oakland

Greenpeace is the leading independent environmental organization and we have 45 years worth of experience running successful campaigns all over the world. Now we need to share that experience!

Meet us at the Greenpeace Warehouse where will we have activists and leaders from Greenpeace and Rainforest Action Network hosting a free training on Goals, Strategies and Tactics. Free food

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1919745431587236/

Saturday, 10:00– 12:30 Noon, Pacifica Resist – RESIST (Note SF event will be also happening simultaneously at Ocean Beach)

Pacifica State Beach
Pacifica

This is a PEACEFUL, family-friendly human banner sister rally in conjunction with Brad’s rally in SF. The event is open to everyone. We want the world to know that we stand as a united front FOR freedom and civil liberties and AGAINST Trump and tyranny.

Prticipants will be using our bodies to spell out “RESIST!”

Arrive by 10:00am

-Message will already be etched in the sand

11:30am Helicopter scheduled to arrive

–         As soon as the onboard camera crew signals its satisfaction, we will all proceed safely to the waterline and form a chain stretching down the beach, holding hands (this, too, will be filmed

RSVP / Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/942416155895939/

Saturday, 11:00am – 1:00pm, Free School: Journalism 101 Street Sheet Workshop

Street Sheet
468 Turk St.
SF

free journalism workshop! You’ll learn the fundamentals of journalism, including how to pitch a story, conduct an interview, and write and edit articles. Learn about how you can get involved with journalism or just improve your writing skills.

More than ever, we need journalists and writers to document the housing crisis and human rights violations that unhoused San Franciscans face.

No experience necessary. Lunch will be provided.

For more information and to RSVP, e-mail streetsheet@cohsf.org

Saturday, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, Community Memorial and BBQ: Yuvette Henderson 2nd Angelversary

Lake Merritt Amphitheater
Oakland

On Friday February 3rd, it will be two years since Yuvette Henderson was murdered by Emeryville police. On Saturday February 4th, family and community members will gather for a memorial and BBQ.

Please bring a dish to share.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/655419631296538/

Saturday, 3:30pm – 5:30pm, Trump First 100 Days: Planning Meeting for A29 Bay Area Mobilization

Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church
1188 12th Street
Oakland

Pat St Onge (Six Nations) will facilitate as we generate ideas for an event on April 29 that reflects the creativity and urgency of social and environmental justice movements. All voices must be heard, particularly those historically silenced.

Background: The coalition of organizations that sponsored the hugely successful 2014 People’s Climate March in NYC has issued a call for a campaign that begins with the inauguration and concludes on April 29th with a mass demonstration in Washington, DC. While their emphasis is getting the largest possible turnout to the Capitol on April 29th, it is unlikely that very many people from the West Coast will be able to get to DC, so we plan to organize a parallel event of our own in the Bay Area

Please join this meeting to plan the Bay Area April 29th event/action. We are a large coalition. Please send a representative from your organization, union, faith community, neighborhood group, etc. We welcome everyone to get involved.

Sponsor: A29 Bay Area Mobilization

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/384169688612901/

Saturday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Emergency Information Session About New Executive Orders – Know Your Rights!

Masjid Al Salam
1005 – 7th Street
Oakland

Attorneys from CAIR – San Francisco Bay Area and Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus will be on hand to:

*Share what is known and what is still unclear about the travel restrictions put in place on 1/27 through the #MuslimBan
*Share what you should know about the ban
*Share what you should to do protect yourself

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/224888771250389/

Sunday, February 12

Sunday, 11:00am – 4:00pm, Together We Can: Post Inauguration Resource Fair

Oakland Peace Center
111 Fairmount Ave.
Oakland

Do you want to do something about the environment, immigrants’ rights, healthcare, Black Lives Matter, reducing bullying, or building a culture of peace and inclusion? Are you looking for resources to turn your passion into action?

Meet like-minded neighbors, local activists, and peacemakers at the second Oakland Peace Center Activism and Advocacy Resource Fair.

Learn about pressing issues and develop critical skills by attending FREE skill-building workshops offered at the fair.

See info site for participants and workshops

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1005457859599706/

Theodore Roosevelt on criticism of the President

The President is merely the most important among a large number of public servants. He should be supported or opposed exactly to the degree which is warranted by his good conduct or bad conduct, his efficiency or inefficiency in rendering loyal, able, and disinterested service to the Nation as a whole. Therefore it is absolutely necessary that there should be full liberty to tell the truth about his acts, and this means that it is exactly necessary to blame him when he does wrong as to praise him when he does right. Any other attitude in an American citizen is both base and servile. To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. Nothing but the truth should be spoken about him or any one else. But it is even more important to tell the truth, pleasant or unpleasant, about him than about any one else.

–Theodore Roosevelt, 26th US President (1858-1919)

First They Came for the Homeless threatens lawsuit, alleges city violated constitutional rights (DailyCal.org)

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A lawyer representing the advocacy group First They Came for the Homeless sent an open letter to the Berkeley City Council Ad-Hoc Committee on Homeless Solutions on Friday, alleging that the city has consistently violated unhoused residents’ legal protections and constitutional rights during homeless encampment disbandments.

EmilyRose Johns, the lawyer representing First They Came for the Homeless, said if the city does not change its policy surrounding homeless encampment disbandment, the group plans to file a class-action lawsuit. Since receiving the letter, First They Came for the Homeless has scheduled a Feb. 23 meeting with the mayor and City Council members where they will discuss the various allegations.

Between October and December 2016, a traveling homeless encampment organized by First They Came for the Homeless was disbanded 17 times, the letter states. Among several complaints, Johns alleges that Berkeley Police Department and city officials discard or confiscate homeless residents’ valuable belongings like wallets and cellphones during disbandments, violating citizens’ constitutional protection from the seizure of property without due process.

City spokesperson Matthai Chakko said in an email that before disbandments are initiated, homeless residents are generally given hours or days notice to collect their things and leave.

“At the time of an enforcement of illegal lodging on public property, City staff always ask people to move their belongings on their own,” Chakko said. “If there are any items that no one appears to be claiming, staff give those who have been illegally lodging the chance to claim those items (from storage).”

Homeless activists alleged that once the disbandments begin, however, they are given 15 minutes to collect all of their belongings and have to leave the rest of their items behind.

Items left behind are stored in the city’s Transfer Station where homeless residents can arrange to pick them up. Johns stressed that it’s difficult for homeless residents to coordinate the pick-up of their items or make it to the Transfer Station at all because they often lack access to phones and transportation.

Additionally, items at the city’s Transfer Station are stored outside in an open container so they are often damaged by rain, Johns said.

Homeless resident Mike Lee said his laptop, cellphone and tent, among other items, were all lost or damaged after being taken during disbandments.

“To the outside world this looks like a minor injustice, but these issues are huge to the people affected to them,” Johns said, noting that after Lee’s boots were taken during a disbandment he was forced to wear flip flops during inclement weather for several weeks.

Johns added that the residents of the homeless encampment are hoping that their meeting with the city will result in a weatherproof storage method for collected items, more time for homeless residents to collect their belongings and, ideally, a city-sanctioned homeless encampment.

Jessica Lynn is the city news editor. Contact her at jlynn@dailycal.org and follow her on Twitter at @jessicailynn.

Note from Mike Zint:

I owe Emily much vegan food. And if we win, the homeless of Berkeley and other cities have a chance for a much better existence.

Weekly calendar of events for political activists (from Patricia Gray)

If you see an event you might like to attend, please invite someone to join you.  It is going to require greater numbers on the streets to change our government.  If you know of an event coming up that might be of interest to people on this list serve, please let me know and I will put it on the calendar.  Send stuff to pat1936@gmail.by the Tuesday prior to the event.  The calendar comes out every Wednesday.

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8
5:30           From the Mission to Gascon’s house. Go to Mission Police
                 station to offer or join a car pool to Gascon’s home.  This
                 week’s vigil for Amilcar will be at the corner of Cresta
                 Vista Dr. and Casitas, near Mr. Davidson
                 VIGIL FOR AMILCAR
                 It’s been two years since SFPD officers fired six bullets
                 into Amilcar’s back killing him.  These officers need to
                 be charged with MURDER.
7:00 pm       Alameda Hospital, Conference room A
                   Second floor–follow the signs.
                   BRIDGING THE POLICE COMMUNITY DIVIDE
                   Panel discussion
                   Join us for this discussion with  Police Chief Rollerie,
                   of the Alameda Police Dept.  Listen to  Quint of Alameda
                   Black Lives, and Nalia Vella, newly elected City Council
                   member.  There is a legitament concern about what
                   the new national government might want the police to
                   do in the days, months and years ahead.
                   Sponsor   Alameda Democratic Club
7:00 – 8:30 pm     Green Arcade  1689 Market St. S.F.
                          Book reading
                          RECOGNIZING CONTRIBUTIONS OF FORMER
                          BLACK PANTHERS
                          Suzun Lamaina will present her new book. Suzun
                          has spent five years interviewing and photographing
                          these panthers.
                          free admission
8:30 – 11:00 pm      El Rio   3158 Mission St. S.F.
                             Kick off meeting for planning a
                             TAX MARCH IN SAN FRANCISCO
                              We will share ideas about the National Tax Day
                              March Movement.  We will plan a local activity.
                              We will demand that Trump show us his tax forms.
                              info  www.taxmarch.org
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THURSDAY FEB 9
10:00 am        San Francisco City Hall
                      Board of Supervisors    room 205
                      SF JAIL RENOVATION : DEMAND TRANSPARENCY 
                      AND ACCOUNTABILITY
                      We need to stop imprisoning people in San Francisco.
                      The jail at 850 Byrant is being closed.  Sheriff Hennessy
                       wants to renovate the County Jail at 425 7th St. This
                       will cost $70 million from the city.  We don’t know the
                       details of this plan. This is an opportunity for public
                       comment.
                       sponsor: No New Jail Coalition
                       info:  nosfjail@curbprisonspending.org
1:00 pm    SF City Hall Planning Commission  rm 400, 4th floor
                HELP PROTECT THE MISSION’S CULTURE AND 
                COMMUNITY
                Calle 24 will present special use district legislation.
                      * stabilize the district
                      * preserve small stores
                      * stabilize rents
                      * encourage neighborhool serving businesses
                  This is a critical time for neighborhood solidarity.
 
1:00 pm – 4 pm  Uber Inc. Headquarters
                        1455 Market St. S.F.
                        UBER! SUPPORT SAUDI WOMAN DRIVERS
                        Come and deliver over 4,000 signatures to UBER.
                        We must take on the battle to one of the most
                        controversial corporations in San Francisco.
                        We insist that Uber treat women with equal rights
                        as a man to drive a car.  Join us at Uber!
                        Sponsor  Code Pink
7:00 pm     UC Berkeley Dwinelle Hall on Campus
                 fundraiser for No DAPL and climate change
                 Five climate activists who manually shut down five
                 tar sands pipelines will be speaking at the meeting.
                 THE BEST WAY TO STOP IT   IS TO STOP IT!
                 These activists face 90 years in prison!  This is a fund
                 raiser for them and for NODAPL
                 sponsor diablorisingtide
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FRIDAY FEB. 10
12:00 – 1:00         S.F. Federal Bldg     90 7th St. S.F.
                           FEDERAL WORKERS   YOU CAN STOP
                           THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION
                           In the first weeks of the Trump administration
                           we’ve seen workers express alarm, push back,
                           leak and speak out in protest.  Federal workers
                           are organizing and dissenting.  Show up during the
                           lunch break with signs, flyers and creative ways
                           to engage and encourage rank and file to resist.
                           Show that we support your acts of resistance.
                           info http//beautifultrouble.org
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SATURDAY FEB 11
9:30 am – 5:00 pm   Green Peace Bay Area
                              405 14th St. Oakland
                              GREEN PEACE PRESENTS:
                              RESISTANCE 101
                              This is a critical time in our country.  Millions of
                               people are out on the streets.  Come together
                               to a free training on goals, strategies and tactics.
                               This basic organizing training is critical and will
                               build leaders to continue to resist for the next
                               four years.  Join us!
                               (also there is free food)
                               sponsored by Green Peace Bay Area
10:00 am         Ocean Beach San Francisco
                       TRUMP MUST GO – NOW!
                       This will be a peaceful family protest open to all
                       (including well behaved  dogs) who would like to see
                       Trump and  his band of billionaires ushered out of
                        the White House.  Come by 10:30—the letters will
                        be etched out on the sand. Bring a blanket or a
                        tarp—the sand may be wet.  A plane will fly over at
                        10:30.  After that we will join hands and stretch out
                        down the beach.  event will be complete by 12:30
                        hosted by Brad Newsham
3:00 pm        Nancy Pelosi’s house
                    2640 Broadway near Divisadero
                   PEOPLE’S TOWN HALL AT  PELOSI’S —
                   REPRESENT US!
                   Nancy has not had a town hall meeting in decades!
                   We are bringing our concerns to her at her home.
                   host   People’s Town Hall Project
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SUNDAY FEB. 12
12:00 – 2:00 pm     San Francisco side of the Golden Gate Bridge
                            DANCE ACROSS THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE
                            SALSA RESISTANCE!
                            We will escalate our efforts, calling on men and
                            women  to rise up, Love and Resist!
                            sponsored by Code Pink
7:00 pm  9:00 pm      UU of San Mateo   300 East Santa Inez, San
                               Mateo
                               THE MIDDLE EAST AND TRUMP
                                speaker   Dr. Stephen Zunes
                                Dr. Zunes will talk on the appointment of David
                                Friedman – avid Zionist — to be our ambassador
                                to Israel.. Friedman supports the settlements
                                of Jewish people only on Palestinian land.  He
                                wants to move our embassy to Jerusalem.
                                He supports the changes made by the Trump
                                administration to end the two state solution.
                                Dr. Zunes is very well informed and involved.
                                We can learn a lot and have the opportunity
                                to ask questions concerning American plans
                                in the Middle East.
                                free event
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Monday Feb. 13
1:30              tech workers walk out of work
12;00 noon    rally at 4th St and Howard Street
                    SF TECH WORKERS SAY NO BAN, NO WALL
                    SANCTUARY FOR ALL
                    Join us and say
                          NO BAN
                          NO WALL
                          NO RAIDS
                          NO REGISTRY
                     Sponsored by Tech Workers Coalition
                                           Silicon Valley Rising
                                           SEIU
                                           Unite Here
__________________________________________________________
Tuesday  Feb. 14
11:00 am – 1:30 pm        468 Turk St. S.F.
                                     protest
                                     BLACK HISTORY MONTH IN ACTION!
                                     Meet for a free lunch and then we will
                                     march to S.F. City Hall to protest the
                                     planned city budget cuts and the effect
                                     these cuts will have on our homeless
                                     population.  Black people are 12.6 % of
                                     the population but 40% of the homeless
                                     population.  Homelessness is not just
                                     a poverty issue — it’s a race issue!
                                     sponsor   Black Lives Matter
                                                    #house keys not handcuffs

The 12 Early Warning Signs of Fascism (washingtonmonthly.com)

Trump protestAnthony Albright/Flickr

Martin Longman

Martin Longman is the web editor for the Washington Monthly and the main blogger at Booman Tribune.

New Announcements: Mon. 2/6; Tue.2/7; Wed. 2/8 (from Adrienne Fong)

Send Items for Announcements to Pat by Tuesday: pat1936@gmail.com 

New Announcements

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

Monday, February 6

Monday, 9:00am – 1:00pm, Free Tashi Weanchuk Protest

Consulate General of China – San Francisco
1450 Laguna (@ Geary Blvd)
SF

Tibetan shopkeeper, Tashi Wangchuk, 31, was detained on January 27, 2016, after appearing in a New York Times video in which he advocated for the rights of Tibetans to learn and study in their mother tongue. In March, 2016, he was charged with “inciting separatism,” and faces up to 15 years in prison, despite his clear statement not calling for Tibetan Independence.

PETITION urging world leaders to call on China to immediately release Tashi Wangchuk:
https://actions.tibetnetwork.org/free-tashi-wangchuk-sft

Sponsor: Students For A Free Tibet – West

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/622451731288348/?notif_t=plan_reminder¬if_id=1486396905936997

Monday, 4:30pm – 6:30pm, Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland Meeting

Small Wonder Café (probably upstairs)
37 Grand Ave.
Oakland

Promote Public Bank in Oakland!

The Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland was formed by members of Commonomics and Strike Debt Bay Area in August, 2016.

In November, they succeeded in getting the Oakland City Council to instruct the city Administrator to report on the usefulness of a feasibility study for creating The Public Bank of Oakland.

Goal is to convince the City Council to commission that study ASAP.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/01/26/18795811.php

Monday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, OccupyForum: Standing Rock: Every Footfall is a Prayer” – Rev. Meg Whitaker-Greene

Black and Brown Social Club
474 Valencia St
SF

The Reverend Meg Whitaker-Greene will reflect on her trips in November and December to Oceti Sakawin where the “Black Snake” has been (now, under Trump, it appears only temporarily) stopped. The Bismarck Mandan Unitarian Universalist Church and Fellowship plays an essential part in supporting this movement led by First Persons of the North American Continent to save our water and earth.

Monday, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, The Drone Memos

World Affairs
312 Sutter St, Suite, 200
SF

Cost: $20.00

Speaker: Jameel Jaffer

President Obama staked his first presidential campaign on a principled opposition to the Iraq War and a restrained, humble view of the use of US power abroad. However, looking back on the past eight years, the same administration has also grown the US drone program, with bombings in Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen, Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq and Libya.

Jameel Jaffer, renowned civil litigator, led the ACLU legal team that fought for the US government to release the documents underlying the government’s legal and policy framework for its drone program. Jaffer evaluates these “drone memos” in light of domestic and international law. He connects the documents’ legal abstractions to the real-world violence they sanction, and makes the case that we are trading core principles of democracy and human rights for the illusion of security.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/01/25/18795782.php

Monday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Real Life Story About Japanese Internment in a Kids Book

The Green Arcade
1680 Market St.
SF

Laura Atkins & Stan Yogi, present their new book Fred Korematsu Speaks Up, which chronicles ther real life story of Fred Korematsu, whose family was forced into internment when the U.S. went to war with Japan, and required all people of Japanese ancestry to leave their homes and move to prison camps.

Fred refused to go and was put in jail for resisting.

Book is written for school-aged children.

Info: 415-431-6800 or https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/02/02/18796137.php

Monday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Teachers with white boards: The Trump Years

Notable House
189 Ellsworth
SF

Join teachers for an in-service on how to use dry erase pens, white board, and any question students pose regarding power.

The pens represent “people power”, use it or lose it: the white board represents time and place; the question is “Who controls the white board?’ Enhance critical thinking and spark profound, reflective discussions.

Supper provided.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/02/05/18796190.php

Tuesday, February 7

Tuesday, 10:00am, Luis Demetrio Góngora Pat’s,  10th Month Anniversary of Being Killed by SFPD

Luis’s Altar
Shotwell (nr. 19th Street)
SF

Luis’s 10th Month anniversary of being killed by Nate Seger and Michael Mellone. We will honor Luis’s memory, and also speak about our project.

Tuesday, 12 Noon – 1:00pm, Resist Trump Tuesdays: #DrainChase

Chase Bank
595 Market St.
SF

Trump’s swamp of banker and billionaire cabinet members is just the beginning. His latest executive order Friday, issued the same day Chase Bank CEO Jamie Dimon joined Trump’s first advisory council mtg, opens the way to slashing regulations on big banks that were enacted to prevent a repeat of the 2008 banking meltdown and Great Recession. While banks got a $700 billion bailout, thousands of us lost their homes.

Join us for #ResistTrumpTuesdays to stop the swamp from spreading. Our banking system, like our healthcare, or our public education, is not for sale.

Tell Chase: stop collaborating with hate.

Sponsor: Bay Resistance

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1830080670592294/?notif_t=plan_edited¬if_id=1486404917759855

Tuesday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Resisting Trump: Protect Our Communities and Fight for Socialism

SF Main Library
Koret Auditorium
100 Larkin St.
SF

Join National DSA organizer Hannah Allison for an interactive discussion and skills training. She will discuss the role a multi-racial, feminist movement for socialism can play in defeating Trump’s hate-filled agenda.

Hannah is an organizer, educator, and social worker from rural North Carolina. She has nine years of experience organizing in community, labor, and environmental organizations. She is an adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Social Services at Fordham University

Sponsor: Democratic Socialist of America – San Francisco

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/232752727133836/

Tuesday, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, Valor: 3rd Annual Veteran Documentary Corps Premiere

Coppola Theater, SFSU, Fine Arts 101
1600 Holloway Ave.
SF

SF State’s Veteran Documentary Corps premieres short films sharing military veterans’ stories of courage and resilience. Stories include a prisoner of war, a U.S. Congresswoman, a conscientious objector and a Purple Heart recipient. Free.

The Veteran Documentary Corps project, led by Professor Daniel Bernardi, empowers filmmakers from around the world to tell true stories about the veteran experience to other veterans and global citizens alike

Limited Seating – RSVP sfsudocfilm [at] gmail.com

Wednesday, February 8

Wednesday, 6pm, From the Mission to Gascon’s House: This week’s vigil for Amilcar

Meet at 6:00pm:

Corner of Casitas and Cresta Vista Drive (nr. Mt. Davidson)
San Francisco

To carpool from the Mission: Meet at 5:30pm (to offer / hitch a ride)

In front of Mission Police Station
Valencia & 17th St.
SF

People have been holding vigils most Wednesday’s outside the Mission Police Station for over 40 weeks.

It’s been almost two years since SFPD officers fired six bullets to Amilcar’s back when he was running for his life.
Almost two years! And DA Gascon still has not charged the officers with murder, has not brought this case to court!
This Wednesday our weekly vigil moves to the DA’s house!

In the spirit of the Water Protectors at Standing Rock, some of us will be praying that Gascon does what he knows is right.

But whether praying or not, our message–to him, his neighbors, and anyone who will listen–remains:

DA Gascon: Let us have our day in court! Charge the officers who killed Amilcar with murder!

Info: http://us6.campaign-archive2.com/?u=1cffc40a58193b3d538400764&id=af69fd51af&e=%5BUNIQID

Or: https://www.facebook.com/groups/353672264838421/