~ Action Council ~
Sunday, September 13, 2015
2:00pm – 4:00pm
UNITE / HERE – Local 2
215 Golden Gate Ave.
(nr. Civic Center BART)
September 10th – September 21
Thursday, September 10
S 10, Thursday, 11:00am, THE CITY TAKES CITY HALL :: OUR CITY IS NOT FOR (No Beast on Bryant! Stop the Evictions! Build Affordable! Defend Arts & Culture!)
SF City Hall
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl.
11 AM :: RALLY/ACTION
12 PM :: PLANNING COMMISSION HEARING in Room 400
-Stronger Eviction Protections
– Plan for people not profits
-No Beast on Bryant
-Don’t supersize SOMA
-Public Lands in people’s hands
Sign Petition: http://tinyurl.com/BeastOnBryant
Sponsors: ACCE • Calle 24 Latino Cultural District • The Cultural Action Network • Our Mission No Eviction • Plaza 16 Coalition • San Francisco Antidisplacement Coalition • SoMa Action Committee • and many more!
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/935968359777907/ and Andy@Plaza16.org
S 10, Thursday, 1:00pm – 10:00pm, 9/11 Truth Film Festival
Grand Lake Theater
3200 Grand Lake
Suggested donation: $15.00
Livestream donation: $15.00 reserve at: http://noliesradio.org/filmfestival
This year’s film festival will explore 9/11 and more recent suspected false flags
Films and speakers
Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/08/16/18776248.php and email@example.com
S 10, Thursday, 5:00pm – 7:00pm, PICKET WHOLE FOODS! STOP ANTI-BLACK VIOLENCE!!
Whole Foods Market Oakland
230 By Pl.
On Thursday Sept. 4th a Black man who was attempting to make a purchase with his EBT, was beaten and bloodied by armed security guards at the Lake Merritt Whole Foods. This adds to the national narrative around a crisis of anti-Black violence.
This adds to the ongoing discriminatory practices and anti-Black policies engaged by Whole Foods:
-Whole Foods materially supported the state violence in Baltimore
-Whole Foods depends on Prison Labor
-Whole Foods has a poor labor record
-Whole Foods was a significant gentrifying force in Oakland
1.Disarm all security guards at the store
2. Compensate for the pain, suffering, and humiliation of the attack victim
3.Issue a public apology
Sponsor: members of black.seed and the Anti-Police Terror Project
S 10, Thursday, 5:30pm – 10:00pm, Coalition on Homelessness Art Auction ’15
SOMArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan St
The Coalition on Homelessness – Art Auction 15, Transforming Art into Action / Reclaiming Our City.
The auction showcases the work of over 150 Bay Area artists. Come enjoy live music by MJ’s Brass Boppers, complimentary dinner provided by Sous Beurre Kitchen, and an open bar. Live tortilla screen printing by the Great Tortilla Conspiracy and exciting raffle prize
Sponsor: Coalition on Homelessness
Info + ticket info: https://www.facebook.com/events/616361025167399/
S 10, Thursday 6:00pm, Send off and Fundraising Party – 100 Families to NYC Campaign – 1 year since Pedies’ Murder
Los Coyotes Taqueria
3036 – 16th Street (nr 16th Street BART – across from Wells Fargo
Joey and Liz are leaving 6 weeks early to be volunteers building for #RiseUpOctober in NYC. They’re leaving their regular lives (including jobs) to do this, and so we’re having a taqueria send-off /fundraising party for them, and you’re invited! Bring yourself, your friends, your contribution, hang out with us over delicious food
Sponsor: Bay Area Stop Mass Incarceration
S 10, Thursday, 6:00pm, Portola Peace & Unity Rally – Community Gathering to condemn Anti-Chinese hate speech
Palega Park (corner of Sommerset & Silliman
Muni: Four blocks from San Bruno Ave. The 8,9, 9R, 8AX all run there. Also 44 runs down Silver just a couple blocks away.
This past weekend, the Portola community found the words “NO MORE CHINESE” painted in five locations throughout the neighborhood. The community is coming together to heal from this hate speech, to celebrate the diversity in the neighborhood, and to express pride, support, and solidarity with the Chinese residents and merchants in the community.
S 10, Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Screening of: Cowspiracy – The Sustainability Secret
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
1924 Cedar (@Bonita),
Suggested Donation $5 – $20. No one turned away
a ground breaking feature length environmental documentary on the most destructive industry on our planet today.
Friday, September 11
Today is the Anniversary of 9-11 ~ May the TRUTH be exposed!
Remembering All Victims ~ Families ~ First Responders ~ Truth Seekers
S 11, Friday, 9:00am – S 18, Friday, 4:00pm, Court Support for James Jennison – Jury Trial Begins
Hall of Justice, Dept. 22
850 Bryant St.
On Friday, November 28, 2014, James Jennison was attacked and arrested by SFPD while filming the #BlackFriday protest in San Francisco.
He has been fighting this case for almost a year, while out on a $75,000.00 bond. And the ADA and judge prosecuting his case is refusing to allow the video footage that shows he was choke slammed to the ground by SFPD. James had no less than 3 officers on top of him, yet the prosecution is claiming he lifted his leg a foot and a half in the air to trip the officer.
Info / Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1170811509599598/
S 11, Friday, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, No NUKES Vigil / Rally
275 Battery St.
Monthly presence on the 11th of every month. No More Fukushima’!
S 11, Friday, 4:00pm, STOP URBAN SHIELD RALLY! (Endorsed by OccupySF Action Council)
Alameda Sheriffs Office
1401 Lakeside Drive, 12th Floor (nr. Lake Merritt BART)
Urban Shield is the largest SWAT training & war-weapons expo in the world.
From September 11th – 14th, in Pleasanton, and across Alameda County, Urban Shield, a trade show and training exercise for SWAT teams and police agencies will bring local, national and international law enforcement agencies together with defense industry contractors to provide training and introduce new weapons to police departments and security companies. It is the mostly funded by Department of Homeland Security through UASI
Urban Shield is one front in the fight against the state’s attempt to militarize every aspect of our lives – from its war-making here and abroad, to the increasing presence of police in our schools, to the systemic murder of Black and Brown people at the hands of police
Join the Stop Urban Shield Coalition to say NO to policing, militarization and state violence! Resist violence against our communities and fight for genuine visions of justice, safety, and self-determination.
Food & Music..
Please Sign the Petition: http://www.thenation.com/article/stop-urban-shield-join-a-grassroots-campaign-to-fight-police-militarization/
Official site of Urban Shield: http://urbanshield.org/
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/794487760649123/ and https://www.warresisters.org/stop-urban-shield-2015
S 11, Friday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Forum: California Water Crisis Deepens
2969 Mission St. (nr 24th St. BART)
$3 -$10 donation requested; no one turned away
Video, analysis, discussion
Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/09/01/18776953.php or 415-821-6171 or http://www.PSLweb.org.
Saturday, September 12
S 12, Saturday thru S 13, Sunday, Peace Activist Warrior Seminar (PAWS SAC 2015 B)
Facilitator is AJ, who has done security for OccupySF Action Council events and other events throughout the Bay Area.
Coarse in Nonviolence
Come join us for a TWO DAY INTENSIVE COURSE, testing your mind, heart and character, held only a couple of times per year, the LEGENDARY PAWS SEMINAR is in your town!
Free of charge for all ages, just bring your hard clothing, water and ORGANIC food!
Contact Cheese@blackaether.org to sign up, or for more information!
S 12, Saturday, 12 Noon – 2:00pm, If Black Lives Don’t Matter, Whose Do?
Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library for Socail Research
6501 Telegraph (btw. Alcatraz & 66th)
The Political Affairs Discussion Group sponsored by the Communist Party (Oakland/Berkeley) invites you to a discussion of:If Black Lives Don’t Matter, Whose Do?
S 12, Saturday, 4:00pm – 7:00pm, Yemen As We See It
AFSC – Central Door Upstairs Front Room
65 Ninth St. (nr Civic Center BART)
Come and enjoy a display of photographs by Yemeni photographers, in addition to four short films and documentaries, all working together to demonstrate what Yemen is. ‘Yemen As We See It’ is a chance to experience what Yemen is to a Yemeni, a chance to overcome the barriers of language, culture, and geography. In addition to the art, samples of the unique cuisine will be offered in order to give you a literal taste of Yemen
Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/09/07/18777215.php or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, September 13
S 13, Sunday, 12 Noon, Codepink Golden Gate Bridge Peace Walk – REMEMBERING AYLAN: WAR ISN’T WORKING
Noon: Walk on the eastern walkway from the north or south ends, to converge in the middle for Peace.
Parking available on all 4 “corners”, just remember to take the last exit on hwy 101 as you approach the bridge, or the
first exit after you leave the bridge. Carpool – space is limited!
1:00pm Rally and reading of the immigrant boat tragedies and drone victim stories.
telling Aylan’s story and many other recent ones about capsized boats and drone missiles.
Info: email@example.com, 510-215-5974
S 13, Sunday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, OccupySF Action Council Meeting
Unite Here / Local 2
215 Golden Gate Ave. (nr Civic Center BART)
Discussions of how to unite all the groups working to improve our government. All activists have their passion for a way to improve our government
We are all stronger if we are united and act together. We are living in a time of crisis and must plan together in order to be more in making the changes that must be done for all life on earth and for a functioning democracy.
All are welcome to participate.
S 13, Sunday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Women Peacemakers Today: Crossing the Korean DMZ
SF Main Library, Koret Auditorium
Larkin at Grove Sts.
Report-back & discussion with Gwyn Kirk (Women Cross DMZ organizing committee).
Women Walk the DMZ was a 30-woman international delegation who walked with Korean women, north and south, to call for an end to the Korean War (1950-53). They crossed the 2-mile wide Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that has separated millions of Korean families for decades. They also held peace symposiums in Pyongyang and Seoul where we heard Korean women’s experiences of war and shared our experiences and ideas of mobilizing women to end violent conflict.
Sponsor:Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom – San Francisco and East Bay Branches
Info: (415) 799-3720
S 13, Sunday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, Open Circle ~ Addressing Police Terror & Systemic Oppression
Omni Oakland Commons
3:30pm Open Circle begins
Open Circle, first and foremost, is an opportunity to build community with one another. Secondly, it is a space to reflect and collaborate on strategies and actions to bring about justice for the families who’ve lost loved ones to police terror and to bring an end to these egregious crimes
Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1486541291640973/
S 13, Sunday, 4:30pm PT; 7:30pm ET. ASIAN PIVOT TO GLOBAL CORPORATE RULE SUNDAY CALL (National TPP Team Call)
Click this link to sign up for the call: https://actionnetwork.org/events/tpp-geopolitics-of-the-asian-pivot-and-resistance-to-global-corporate-rule
Dial-in Number: 605-562-3140 / Access Code: 951146#
TPP Geopolitics of the Asian Pivot and Resistance to Global Corporate Rule
Bernadette Ellorin, Chairperson, Bayan USA, is a founding member of BAYAN USA and has served as the Northeast regional coordinator, as Secretary-General in 2007-2009, and as Chairperson from 2007 until present.
BAYAN-USA is an alliance of 18 progressive Filipino organizations in the U.S.
Arnie Saiki is Coordinator for Moana Nui, a partnership between the International Forum on Globalization and a coalition of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Island rights organizations. He is also a member of the Working Group for Peace and Demilitarization in the Asia-Pacific, and is one of the administrators of the 4,690 member Facebook Group “TPP, TTIP, & Globalization Watch.”
Monday, September 14
S 14, Monday, 9:00am – 8:00pm, Ferguson is the Future: Speculative Arts + Social Justice (West Coast)
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut St
“Ferguson is the Future” a symposium hosted by Princeton University.
What stories about power, difference, and belonging fuel the social crises we face today? How does visionary fiction offer us models for creating new possible worlds? Can the combined insights and interventions of artists, activists, and scholars plot a different course forward? “Ferguson is the Future” is part of an ongoing collaboration to imagine and create alternative worlds that are more just and representative of humanity.
This symposium brings together a multigenerational panel of speculative fiction writers, activists, filmmakers, academics, and artists
Sponsor: West Coast Satellite Sponsored by:Change: Artists Coalition for Equality (SFAI Student Group)
S 14 Monday, 1:30pm, Hearing on Eviction Protections 2.0
SF City Hall
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl.
Eviction Protections 2.0 is the most important tenant protection legislation this year. After postponing consideration for six weeks, it is back before the Land Use and Housing committee of the Board of Supervisors. Please attend and support this critical proposal supported and endorsed by over 40 labor, faithy, and community organizations from across the city!
Sponsor: SF Anti-Displacement Coalition
Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/430673353801000/
S 14, Monday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Unist’ot’en Camp Report Back, Film Screening & Fundraiser
La Commune Cafe and Bookstore, Omni Commons,
4799 Shattuck Ave,
The Unist’ot’en Camp is an Indigenous homestead located in the far north west of so-called Canada, where the people (Unist’ot’en), who have always lived there, are occupying and utilizing their traditional territory, as they have for centuries.
Numerous companies, including Chevron and TransCanada, are illegally encroaching on the Unist’ot’en’s territory, attempting to push forward the proposed pipeline project that threatens the Unist’ot’en’s traditional territories, clean water, and generations to come
Tuesday, September 15
S 15, Tuesday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, Community Information Session on Temporary Protected Status for Yemenis.
518 Valencia St.
Arab Resource and Organizing Center will be holding an informational session for individuals who are interested in learning about the newly announced “Temporary Protected Status” for Yemeni nationals. Our immigration attorney, Lina Baroudi, will explain the eligibility requirements and answer any questions about “Temporary Protected Status.”
Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/893089744061826/
S 15, Tuesday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, True Cost of Incarceration on Families
Impact Hub Oakland
launch of a national community-driven report led by the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and Forward Together that documents the experiences and resilience of families impacted by incarceration.
The event will feature an interactive gallery of data from the report and a panel discussion with formerly incarcerated individuals and their families.
Free event, light food provided. Family friendly! Childcare will be provided.
Sponsors: Forward Together, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Essie Justice and Causa Justa : Just Cause.
Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/387009244826112/ or firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-285-8242
Wednesday, September 16
S 16, Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Codepink’s Weekly PEACE VIGIL
Montgomery and Market in San Francisco.
(on the steps facing Market Street, below Feinstein’s office,
Directly above the Montgomery BART/Muni station)
JOIN CODEPINK, WORLD CAN’T WAIT, OCCUPY SF Action Council and others at the huge PEACE banner
Theme this week is: “Comfort Women”
Feel free to bring your own signage, photos, flyers, …Additional signs and flyers provided.
Stand (or sit) with us and the huge PEACE banner.
S 16, Wednesday, 6:30pm SURJ – Bay Area Monthly Meeting (September 2015)
Oakstop (on Telegraph Ave. nr. 19th Street BART)
Orientation: 6:30pm ~ General Meeting 7:00pm
Join SURJ and build a powerful, accountable movement for racial justice in the Bay Area and beyond. The meeting is open to all who are familiar with and in accordance with the SURJ Mission, Vision, and Shared Values – see FB site for statement.
Sponsor: SURJ –Oakland/SF Bay Area
S 16, Wednesday, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, Anti Police-Terror Project General Meeting
Eastside Arts Alliance
2277 International Blvd.
The Anti Police-Terror Project is a project of the ONYX ORGANIZING COMMITTEE that in coalition with other organizations like The Alan Blueford Center For Justice, Idriss Stelley Foundation, Community Ready Corps and Workers World is working to develop a replicable and sustainable model to end police terrorism in this country.
Thursday, September 17
S 17, Thursday, Anniversary of Occupy Wall Street – National Day of Action (Endorsed by OccupySF Action Council)
~End Homelessness Stop Displacement ~ Build Housing with a Robin Hood Tax
7:00 am- Wake- Up Call for Ron Conway (developer) Our City Is Not For Sale! Wake Up Conway: End Pay to Pay Politics
765 Market St,
Info /RSVP: FB fr. Jobs with Justice https://www.facebook.com/events/880949695286547/
11:30 am- Rally and Press Conference – Save Our City
San Francisco City Hall – Steps
12:30 pm- Occupy the Planning Commission
City Hall, Room 400
Sponsor: The Robin Hood Tax on Wall Street
Endorsers: California Nurses Association, Jobs with Justice, ACCE, South of Market Community Action Network, The RobinhoodTax.org
Monday, September 21
S 21, Monday, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, I DID DIE IN SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY JAIL ~ Rally, March & Press Conference
1355 Market St.
Rally in front of the Twitter building
March to the County Jail at 850 Bryant St., for press conference and present demands on the SF Sherriff’s
All Died while in SF custody:
REST IN POWER BRETTE ROBINSON
REST IN POWER ANTOLIN MARENCO
REST IN POWER ALVIN HAYNES
REST IN POWER DARNELL BENSON
REST IN POWER ALBERTO PETROLINO
In recent weeks there has been a flurry of activity surrounding the untimely death of Black Lives Matter activist Sandra Bland. It is important that brutal and unnecessary in-custody-death be challenged on all fronts.
Sandra Bland’s case has aroused the reality that it is far from an isolated incident. In San Francisco County alone, there were no less than five “unnatural” in-custody-deaths in the last year
We will rally in front of the Twitter building and march to the County Jail, where we will hold our press conference and present demands on the SF Sherriff’s department and the City. (alternative transportation will be provided for people physically unable to march)
The location of the rally at the Twitter building is an acknowledgement of the role that #ifidieincustody, and #SayHerName have played in these affairs, as well as an acknowledgement of Musa, a disabled Black man who on August 4, 2015 was brutally assaulted by 14 SFPD officers right in front of the building,
Sponsors: Idriss Stelley Foundation in association with Krip-Hop Nation, POOR magazine, and allies
Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/477730692388718/