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Friday, March 31st – Tuesday April 4th
Friday, March 31
1. 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
2. Friday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Workshop: Making Art During Fascism
2948 – 16th St.
$5-10 donation, sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds.
Artist throughout history and through the present, you instigate, question, provoke; you provide humor, creative impulse, reflection, serenity, validation. In light of our country’s political swing toward white supremacy and hate, artists need the emotional, financial, physical, and spiritual support to sustain their work. You are invited to show up, listen, and share: support, resources, community-building, information, methods to enter movements, and ways to sustain both your activism and your practice. You will receive a free, written guide with tips for making art during this administration. Bring a notebook and something to write with!
Sponsor: The Lab
3. Friday, 6:30pm – 9:00pm, The Struggle for Justice is Still Young
518 Valencia St.
As we continuously approach times of heightened racism, Islamophobia, and fascism around the world, we understand our roles as Palestinian youth in the diaspora to hold imperial, colonial, and domestic violent regimes accountable for the ongoing refugee crisis.
According to the UNHCR, there are over 65 million refugees today living in the most unbearable of conditions.
However, our people of the camps have not lost, but continue to resist through a resilient united front. We honor the resistance
We honor the resistance, those who have put their lives on the frontline in the name of liberation, and the masses that push through day by day in all of its difficulty.
Sponsor: The General Union of Palestinian Students
4. Friday, 6:30pm – 9:30pm, From Central America to Oakland…United Against Trafficking
Eastside Arts Alliance
2277 International Blvd
Free – 2 films
Surviving International Boulevard: Domestic Child Sex Trafficking
A film by Sian Taylor Gowan, 22 minutes
SURVIVING INTERNATIONAL BOULEVARD reveals the complex reality of domestic child sex trafficking through the experiences of two women from Oakland, California. Driving along International Boulevard’s dark streets, a mother recounts her own wild determination to rescue her 15-year-old daughter from a sex trafficker “boyfriend”
En la casa, la cama y la calle (At home, in bed and in the streets)
A film by Liz Miller, 35 minutes, in Spanish and English with subtitles
EN LA CASA, LA CAMA, LA CALLE (At home, in bed and in the streets)
From a small country with a revolutionary history, comes a compelling TV drama with a big vision. Made by the inspiring Nicaraguan feminist organization Puntos de Encuentro
5. Friday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Forum: The People Fight Back! Trump Attacks Workers, Immigrants and the Environment
Party for Socialism & Liberation
2969 Mission St.
Trump’s draft budget submitted to Congress March 16, along with his “repeal and replace” health insurance scheme, reveal the monstrous face of his real program—not the phony-populist version of his election campaign.
The real program calls for a major expansion of military spending combined with billions for a wall between Mexico and the US, along with major cuts in, and in many cases, outright elimination of, critically needed social programs and environmental protection laws.
Join us for talks and discussion on how people are uniting and resisting the Trump regime in all its hateful forms.
Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/03/26/18797726.php or https://www.facebook.com/events/139150319945865/
Saturday, April 1
6. Saturday 12:00am – April 2, 4am, MAPP Call to Action ! April 1st (Mission Arts Performance Project)
Mission District and beyond
MAPP is connecting the community to organizations, marches and groups who are on the front lines fighting the
the policies of this repressive authoritarian regime.
Listed are various events going on in the Mission today, and a listing of many organizations fighting this regimes policies.
MAPP website: https://www.mappsf.com/
7. Saturday, 9:30am – 12 Noon, The People’s Filibuster: San Francisco
Justin Herman Plaza
Join thousands of other Americans to protest and rally against the extreme agenda of President Donald Trump, including his nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the US Supreme Court. The People’s Filibuster will take place in cities across the US and feature everyday Americans speaking on why they object to the extreme agenda of the President and how the appointment of Neil Gorsuch to the US Supreme Court would advance that agenda for decades to come.
Sponsor: The People’s Defense
8. Saturday, 10:00am – 4:00pm, Permaculture Action Day at Soul Flower Farm
Soul Flower Farm
Email for directions /RSVP: SoulFlowerFarm@gmail.com )
a day of action in the Bay Area planting, cob building, mosaic making & getting in the dirt and deeply woven into community with one another.
10-1pm we will mulch, build a fence, plant trees, finish a final layer on the cob oven and bench, dig beds, build cob hot tub, starts seed flats, plant veggie & herb starts, take apart old chicken tractor, dig swales, paint a greenhouse, murals, signs, and mosaic stepping stones.
2-4pm we will offer free skill shares on greywater, water purification and wild edible plant identification and uses.
9. Saturday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, HumanBillboard: Honoring Black and POC Trans Women’s Lives
Rockridge BART Station
5660 College Ave.
At our Human Billboard on April 1st ,we are honoring the lives of 8 Black and POC trans women and trans feminine people who were murdered in the United States in the first 3 months of 2017. Their names are: Jaquarrius Holland, Chyna Gibson, Ciara McElveen, Mesha Caldwell, Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow, Keke Collier, Jojo Striker and Alphonza Watson. We are also honoring Taja de Jesus, a Latina trans woman murdered in San Francisco in 2015. As we mourn and rage against these losses, we also seek to lift up the lives, voices and leadership of Black trans women at the center of social justice movements.
For those who are white, it’s a way to express a unified voice in opposition to Trump and the white nationalist, transphobic, sexist politics he represents, and to commit to ending white silence and visibly supporting racial justice.
Bring a sign. For ideas for signage – go to FB page.
Sponsor SURJ –Oakland / Bay Area Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/389532188098205/
10. Saturday, 12:00 Noon – 2:00pm, Discussion: Please join The Communist Party (USA) Oakland / Berkeley – for reading & discussion
Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library
join The Communist Party USA (Oakland/Berkeley) for its reading and open discussion of
• POLITICAL REPRESSION AND FASCISM
• THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO
• OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO FIGHT BOTH
The Presidency of Donald J. Trump has brought with it a wave of roundups of migrant workers, racist and bigoted physical attacks upon Muslims and Jews, as well as threatened cutbacks in public education, housing, healthcare, and care of our environment – the ecology.
But already, early on in response to this repression, there has been resistance
Info / Details: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/03/29/18797816.php
11. Saturday, 12Noon – 5:00pm, East Bay DSA Single Payer Healthcare Canvass
South Berkeley Community Church
RSVP by filling out this short form: https://goo.gl/9nqgFo.
You can also join DSA here at dsausa.org/join
SB-562 earn more about the bill here:
Education will be given on single payer and you will be trained on how to talk to your neighbors and friends about the issue. First-time canvassers will be paired with experienced organizers and canvasser
Sponsor: East Bay Democratic Socialist of America
12. Saturday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, The Russians are Coming! The Russians are Coming?
Starry Plough Pub
3131 Shattuck Ave. (2 Blocks from Ashby BART)
Free event (Please by food and drinks at the Pub)
Peace and Freedom Party presents:
As an APRIL FOOLS DAY special, we are inviting Rick Sterling, (investigative journalist and member of the Syria Solidarity Movement) and Gerald Smith (long time PFP activist and member of the Oscar Grant Committee) to discuss “Fake News” and how claims about Russia and other matters are being used to distract us from the real issues: Immigrants, Environment, Single Payer Health Care, and Nuclear War.
13. Saturday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, The Current Revolt in Korea: A Taste of Hope and Power
U.C. Berkeley, Ethnic Studies Library
30 Stephens Hall
Please RSVP! https://drive.google.com/open?id=1rmKMkABil30NqHx1JuaQfbwGp3i60sQhg3PR1-u-Wcc
•About the Speaker:
YW has written for Korean socialist paper Altogether(currently Workers’ Solidarity) and a quarterly socialist journal Marx21, and a number of left-wing and liberal webzines and magazines including Redian, Pressian, Ohmynews. He has translated several books on Marxism and Imperialism into Korean. He is a co-author of State Capitalism in East Asia, to be published under The British Historical Materialism Series.
YW will speak about what is happening in Korea with mass mobilization against the Park regime (and the corporate oligarchy) and what lessons that we might draw from it.
14. Saturday, 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Lyrical Revolt- ¡El Pueblo Véncera!
2969 Mission St.
The ANSWER Coalition invites the community to participate in an open-mic event for political-artistic expression through any vocal medium.
This open mic is dedicated to building momentum for an independent people’s movement that will take to the streets on May 1st and beyond to smash all vestiges of racism and oppression.
Sunday, April 2
15. Sunday, 9:00am – 10:45am, UU Breakfast Forum, California Aquifers
Unitarian Universalist Center
1187 Franklin St.
Light breakfast available for nominal fee.
9:30am program begins.
Speakers from Center for Biological Diversity:
Ash Lauth, clean energy campaigner, organized in North Dakota against fossil fuels and in CA against fracking.
Hollin Kreutzman, attorney, works with CBD, Law Institute advocating climate change mitigation
16, Sunday, 10:30am-12:30pm, Evil Nietzche
Niebyl Proctor Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph Ave.
A look at the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche and various policies which spring from it. . . . Could thinking with and against Nietzsche help in the battle to clip the wings of Trumpism: Vulture-Capitalism and Alt-Rich Fascism? ICSS member Lew Finzel will lead our discussion on this fascinating question.
17. Sunday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Clean Energy Economy via Carbon Fee and Dividend
2540 MacDonald Ave.
Marti Roach, CCL Contra Costa Chapter leader, will provide details on the carbon fee and dividend policy, how it is predicted to work, and the role this solution plays in the transition to a clean energy economy. She will also address alternate views on market-based and revenue-neutral concerns. Suggested reading:http://citizensclimatelobby.org/carbon-fee-and-dividend/; for a critical perspective, “The Carbon Tax is Doomed,” bit.ly/2ny4ZuW.
18. Sunday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Voices of Water: Wake Up the World Tour (Standing Rock and Beyond)
Intertribal Friendship House
523 International Blvd.
Panel 2:00pm – 4:00pm
After a long fight for our water and Indigenous treaty rights at the Oceti Sakowin camp (also known as the Oceti Oyate resistance camp north of the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota) a group of dedicated water protectors are ready to take the next steps in continuing their fight by hitting the road, traveling on tour, and sharing their frontline experiences across Turtle Island.
Live performance 7-11 at the Legionnaire Saloon, 21+ no cover, 2272 Telegraph Ave, Oakland.
The Wake Up The World Tour features musical performances, workshops and speaking engagements by Nataanii Means, Witko, Art Vee, Tufawon, Calina Lawrence, Yaz Like Jaws, and Jayohcee. All are water protectors and freedom fighters who have well established themselves as hip-hop artists throughout the years. They have more or less been on the frontlines since the resistance camps were first established until the heavily militarized forced removal of the camps took place.
Show info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1955286738028290/
19. Sunday, 4:30pm (Pacific Time) The Climate Cost of Free Trade / Trade Justice Alliance Sunday Webinar
Sign up here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/the-climate-costs-of-free-trade-trade
Breaking: Earlier today a draft of Trump Trade’s NAFTA re-negotiation was leaked.
According to Juliette Majot, Executive Director of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, the leaked document shows President Trump is breaking his campaign promise to take a different approach to trade, instead using the TPP blueprint for NAFTA renegotiation, including the ISDS / Investor-State Dispute Settlement that enables corporate interests like TransCanada to sue countries like the United States when they halt projects like Keystone XL that will destroy the environment and accelerate climate change.
Trump’s new era of trade negotiations will have direct impacts on greenhouse gas emissions and how we respond to climate change.
Guest on the call:
Ben Lilliston is the Director of Corporate Strategies and Climate Change at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP).
Anthony Torres is Associate campaign Representative for Sierra Club’s Responsible Trade Program, member of the Climate Justice Working Group, and Advisory Board Member of the California Trade Justice Coalition.
Info: People Demanding Action
Monday, April 3
20. Monday, 11:30am – 1:30pm, Women in the Middle East Artist & Activist Speaker Series #4: Lara Kiswani
City College of San Francisco
Executive Director at the Arab Resource & Organizing Center, Lara Kiswini, guest at the Critical SWANA Studies, Artists and Actvists Speaker Series to speak on Arab Resistance in the Trump Era.
Free and Open to the Public! Accommodations upon request. For info, contact (415)452-5343.
21. Monday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Pack the Federal District Court Room to #FreeYazmin!
US District Court, Northern District of California
450 Golden Gate Ave., 19th Floor, Courtroom 12
Allow time to go through security – must have ID to enter building
Recently ICE and various other federal agencies were served with a Habeas for the unjust detention of Yazmin Elias Obregon.
Join us as we show the vast community support behind Yazmin as the case is heard in front of a Federal District Court Judge
Yazmin Liliana Elias Obregon (A: 076-373-569), a single mother of three U.S. citizen children, has been detained at West County Detention Center in Richmond, California for over a year. Yazmin came to the U.S. at the age of 4 and lived in Santa Rosa, California. When she was 14 years old, Yazmin entered an abusive relationship with a man who would become the father of her children. He abused her for nearly 10 years: he beat her, sexually abused her, and forced her to use drugs in an attempt to cause her to abort her pregnancies. Her ex-partner, now in Mexico, has continued to threaten Yazmin. If deported to Mexico, Yazmin fears persecution by her former partner.
To learn more about Yazmin’s story go to: theiyc.org/free-yazz/
Sponsor: East Bay Immigrant Youth Coalition
22. Monday, 4:00pm – 5:00pm, Youth Unity & Solidarity Rally
SF City Hall
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl
A Youth Unity and Solidarity Rally to highlight San Francisco’s commitment to standing by Muslim, transgender, and immigrant youth. The rally will take place on the Polk Street steps of City Hall.
The rally will highlight themes of solidarity and coalition building in the face of recent attacks on our communities, and focus on ways that young people can continue to lead and resist. The Youth Commission will follow the rally by voting on a resolution in opposition to federal attacks on immigrant, Muslim, and transgender communities and giving the opportunity for youth to provide public comment in room 416 of City Hall.
Sponsor: San Francisco Youth Commission
23. Monday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, OccupyForum: With Adriana Camerera and Luis Gongora; and Steve Zeltzer
Black and Brown Social Club
474 Valencia St.
Adriana and Luis will be talking about the One Year Anniversary of the death of Luis Góngora Pat at the hands of the SFPD. Actions are planned on Friday, April 7th, the one year anniversary. See: “March Against Police Terror in the Sanctuary City for Luis” .
Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/events/1666830296944982/
Tuesday, April 4
24. Tuesday, 12Noon – 4:00pm, Veterans mural painting 5 week workshop (April4th – May9th)
144 Taylor St.
Are you a U.S. military veteran and want to tell your own story?
Then join fellow veterans in our 5 week mural workshop where you will learn the concepts individual and group murals, and paint your own story in San Francisco’s Veterans Alley (Vets Alley).
The San Francisco Veterans Mural Project (Vets Alley) is a community based mural project located in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District. The project consists of murals, covering over an entire block of public facing walls where veterans paint their own stories about the true reality of WAR and the military experience
Info: email at 415.937.3965, firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the workshops!
25. Tuesday, 3:30pm – 5:00pm, Black Worker Justice – Fighting for the Dream
MLK Memorial in Yerba Buena Park
750 Howard St.
Host: Bay Resistance & SEIU United Service Workers West
26. Tuesday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Justice for Ebbie Mondragon at Hayward City Council
Hayward City Hall
777 B Street
Join the family of Elena “Ebbie” Mondragon at the next Hayward City Council meeting to demand both the truth and real accountability for her recent killing by Fremont police. (Hayward PD is “investigating” since it happened there.)
Unidentified Fremont detectives – driving an unmarked car in Hayward – shot 16 year-old Ebbie on March 14th in the middle of an apartment complex and concocted a very suspicious story to justify killing an innocent girl.
The family demands are as follows:
-Any video footage leading up to, during and after the shooting
-Full autopsy report plus any and all medical records
-Any and all information about what happened to the car the police were following