Next week will be the last set of announcements for awhile. Please encourage groups you are involved with to post on Indybay. Only emergent events will be posted.
Please hold PAT GRAY and her family in your thoughts and prayers. Her son Rob, just died
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A. Chief Justice Roberts Requests Tenth Circuit To Investigate Kavanaugh Ethics Questions – October 11, 2018
B. Court strikes down Native American adoption law, saying it discriminates against non-Native Americans – October 10, 2018
C. Judge Cites Newly Unsealed Video, Allows Mario Woods Suit to Go to Trial – October 10, 2018
D. AP Investigation: Deported parents may lose kids to adoption
E. Presidio 27: “Mutiny” at the Stockade (See items # 11 & 19)
3 ACTION ALERTS:
1. Stop a New Low-Yield Nuclear Weapon
2. Stop Trump’s Plan to Crush Protests in the Nation’s Capital
3. One Job Should Be Enough
Marriot workers in eight U.S. cities are on strike. Add your name and publicly pledge to support Marriott hotel workers by not eating, sleeping or meeting at any Marriott in the event of a boycott and / or strike, and to respect women and not sexually harass hotel workers.
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Unite / Here Local 2 is on STRIKE at 7 SF Hotels! Please support the picket lines, even if it’s for an hour! This is a 24/7 picket!
ONE JOB SHOULD BE ENOUGH! Nationwide there are more than 7,000 people on strike in eight U.S. cities!
From Local 2 :
If you haven’t heard already, today Local 2 is struck the 7 Marriott properties in San Francisco:
-Marriott Marquis at Mission and 4th
-Marriott Union Square at 480 Sutter St.
-Courtyard Marriott Downtown at 299 2nd St.
-St. Francis at Powell & Geary
-Palace at Market & New Montgomery
-St. Regis at 125 3rd St.
-W at 181 3rd St.
This is an open-ended strike, so we’ll be out until we win! Except for the Courtyard Downtown, all picket lines are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There is a Courtyard picket everyday, but just no overnight shift (10p-5a).
PLEASE JOIN US! The workers love to know that our labor and community allies have their back, and it lifts their spirits to see people besides their co-workers walk the line. We know that we never win alone!
It may go without saying, but the way Local 2 wins strikes is with loud, militant, non-stop, disciplined picket lines. We don’t get into physical fights with scabs or others crossing the line, as tempting as that may be, because it doesn’t help us win (and in fact can lead to picket lines being shut down). All shifts should have picket captains, most of whom are rank-and-file leaders from the hotel they’re picketing.
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Saturday, October 13 – Monday, October 15
Saturday, October 13
1. Saturday, 10:00am – 4:00pm, BAY AREA: Disability Intersectionality Summit
Ed Roberts Campus
3075 Adeline St.
$ 0 – 25.00
Light breakfast and boxed lunches will be available and included in the ticket. Please register by Oct 1 so we can plan your lunch. If you require any accommodations, including access to interpreters, food allergies, etc. please email your access needs and any concerns/questions to Disbayareainfo@gmail.com. Please attend fragrance-free.
Join us for the first-ever sister affiliate event of the national Disability Intersectionality Summit (DIS), DIS 2018: Bay Area. It is a ticketed event, largely so we know how many will be present for lunch, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
DIS national is a biennial one-day conference, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, that focuses on the experiences and knowledge of disabled people who have multiple diverse identities. DIS redirects the currents of power and conversation to marginalized disabled people living in our communities, particularly Queer and Trans Black, Indigenous and People of Color with disabilities.
DIS 2018: Bay Area will video stream into the national DIS keynotes from Mia Mingus and Anita Cameron, and respond together through dialogue. We will have a maker’s faire featuring disabled artists, entrepreneurs, collectives, organizations, artists, and writers, specifically those who are multiply marginalized as well as a celebration of the release of Resistance and Hope, an anthology edited and published by Alice Wong of Disability Visibility Project.
Event is organized by a small team of disabled advocates and organizers, primarily queer BIPOC.
2. Saturday, 10:30am – 7:30pm, Revolutionary University 2018 (Tools for Changing Society)
South Berkeley Senior Center
2939 Ellis St.
Three days of presentations and discussions to help us understand our current conditions and the problems we face under capitalism. Most importantly, we will talk about the kind of organizing necessary in order to change these conditions and create the kind of society that we need.
Attica – a documentary film by Cinda Firestone
Capitalism and Climate Change: The Social and Planetary Crisis
Kamran Nayeri is the publisher and editor of Our Place in the World: A Journal of Ecosocialism and a former professor at University of California, Berkeley.
The Middle East in the Era of Trump
Prof. As’ad AbuKhalil, Professor of Political Science at CSU Stanislaus and author of Saudi Arabia and the U.S.
The “Gig Economy”: A New Form of Servitude for the Working Class?
Keally McBride is a Professor of Politics at the University of San Francisco
France: In The Streets, Workplaces, Universities, Schools & Hospitals
Gilles Kobry, an activist in the French Trotskyist group, Fraction L’Etincelle
Sports And Capitalism – How Sports are Used to Squeeze Public Money for Private Profit
Jules Boykoff, former professional soccer player, currently teaches political science at Pacific University in Oregon
The Challenges We Face Today – Short-Term Mobilizing or Organizing for Real Social Change
A presentation by Speak Out Now (Revolutionary Workers Group)
3. Saturday, 11:00am – 7:00pm, Paseo Artistico “Women and Indigenous Resilience”
Calle 24 Latino Cultural District
24th St. between Mission & Potrero
COMMUNITY PARTNERS INCLUDE: PRECITA EYES MURALISTS, ACCION LATINA, CALLE 24, ALLEY CAT BOOKS, ADOBE BOOKS, DANCE MISSION THEATER, ZITA WINE BAR, MISSION CULTURAL CENTER, EVOLVEDSF, and More.
To Feature Live Music, Indigenous Performers, Photography Exhibit, Mural Unveiling Party, Women’s Workshops, Art Classes, Performance Art & More
The October 13th Paseo Artistico will celebrate Indigenous People’s Day with local indigenous artists showcasing in different mediums and genres, as well highlight the creative power and leadership of women in the Mission District community. Paseo Artistico is partnering with Precita Eyes and Balmy Alley Block Party to feature the unveiling of local muralist Lucia Ippolito’s new “Women of the Resistance” mural. Another highlight is a double bill featuring Ballet Folklórico Cuicacalli indigenous themed dance, paired with a sneak preview of The Medea Project’s newest performance “When Did Your Hands Become a Weapon?” directed by Rhodessa Jones. Paseo is also partnering with Plaza 16 Coalition to help ensure more affordable housing opportunities in the Mission.
4. Saturday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Protest the War on Women and LGBTQ People
Castro & 18th Street
We don’t need permission from elected officials or the media. We don’t need permission from lawyers, or the United Nations. Children are being terrorized, locked in cages, put in concentration camps, used as hostages in a campaign of ethnic cleansing.
Host: Refuse Fascism
5. Saturday, 2:00pm – 8:00pm, BALMY ALLEY BLOCK PARTY
3029 24th St.
Come celebrate the unveiling of the newest mural in Balmy, Women of the Resistance mural! This is also a community block party to come together for a chance to neighbors to showcase their own art, display projects, sell belongings, and open up garages to the public.
Host: Mission Make Over Mural
6. Saturday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Lift Every Voice – a Benefit Concert for The Gubbio Project
Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist
1661 15th St.
A Benefit Concert for The Gubbio Project at St. John.
he combined voices of the Singers of the Street, St. John’s Choir and friends will tickle your ears with inspiring songs. Join us for lovely music and an opportunity to hear about and support the Gubbio Project’s sacred sleep initiative supporting the unhoused of the Bay Area.
The Gubbio Project is housed at St. John the Evangelist Church in the Mission neighborhood and St. Boniface Church in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, which combined, hold over half of the City’s homeless population. The Project currently provides critical services to an average of 320 individuals per day through a highly unique and successful model that combines social justice, peer support, and harm reduction. At the center of Gubbio’s programming is Sacred Sleep, where our guests are provided with a safe, clean place to sleep on the pews and mats of the churches from 6 am – 2 pm, Monday through Friday.
7. Saturday, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, Drop the MIC Show and Tell
3234 Grand Ave.
BAY-Peace and About Face: Veterans Against the War welcomes educators and community members to learn about our campaign, Drop the MIC (military industrial complex). This is an empowerment campaign that incorporates educational workshops, research, and artistic performances to raise awareness about the impacts of militarization.
Celebrate our accomplishments from the first year of the campaign and share honest feedback about how we can strengthen our efforts to Drop the MIC!
Host: BAY Peace
8. Saturday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, David Swanson: “Making the World Great For the First Time
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
1924 Cedar (@ Bonita)
Suggested donation: $5-$20
David Swanson, antiwar author, blogger, director of World Beyond War and Roots Action.
With Joanna Macy. Music by Jen Myzel
Updates from CODEPINK, Public Bank of Oakland, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Sunflower Alliance, Canticle Farm, Planting Justice. Book sales, information tables, organic homemade pie sold to benefit CODEPINK.
9. Saturday, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Black Panther Party History Walk w/ Local Residents
915 54th Street / Market
Tour will be based on walking tour available through Detour.com.
PS – we do not work for Detour or receive compensation
from them. 🙂
We encourage people to download app and check into the tour for the Black Panthers. One of the hosts will have portable speaker that could provide some audio and share the app. For those who want to download content, there is a fee through Detour.
Host: Friends of Upper Telegraph
10. Saturday, 5:00pm – 8:00pm, 38th Anniversary Dinner – CISPES
SEIU Local 1021
350 Rhode Island St. (Enter on Kansas St. between 16th & 17th Streets)
$10 per ticket, which includes admission and dinner!
Come and celebrate the 38th Anniversary of the Faribundo Martí Front for National Liberation (FMLN) and the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES)! There will be music, poetry, drinks, and more!
For more information, contact: 415-503-0789 or firstname.lastname@example.org
11. Saturday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Presidio 27: Panel Discussion – “Mutiny” at the Stockade
Presidio Officer’s Club
50 Moraga Ave. (inside the Presidio)
Registration encouraged: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/presidio-27-panel-discussion-mutiny-at-the-stockade-tickets-48895010292?ref=elink
On October 14, 1968, 50 years ago,
27 inmates in the Presidio Stockade staged a peaceful sit-down protest to call attention to the treatment of fellow prisoners and the conditions inside, and for that action were tried for MUTINY.
A panel discussion followed by audience Q&A, will dive deeper into the history of the Presidio 27 and their contemporary relevance.
Presidio Trust Historian, Barbara Berglund Sokolov, will moderate a conversation with panelists David Cortright (Director of Policy Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame and author of Soldiers in Revolt: GI Resistance During the Vietnam War); Jeff Patterson (of Courage to Resist, first service member to refuse to fight in Iraq); Randy Rowland (one of the Presidio 27); Susan Schnall (Navy nurse court-martialed for her actions against the Vietnam War); Brendan Sullivan (Army defense attorney for the Presidio 27).
PRESIDIO 27: PANEL DISCUSSION “MUTINY“ AT THE STOCKADE
Saturday, October 13, 7 to 9 pm
Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Avenue
Related Program:PRESIDIO 27: ON SITE IMMERSION “MUTINY” AT THE STOCKADE
Sunday, October 14th
Click here to register: Sunday, October 14, 1 to 3 pm >>
Country Joe is scheduled to provide music
12. Saturday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Building the Movement for Mutual Aid
3030B 16th St.
Free admission – all are welcome! Come to any or all events, continuity is not necessary.
Sunday program, 12Noon – 5:00pm.
2-part workshop! The first part is an accessible & entertaining introductory presentation, “Protectors v. Profiteers: Communities in Resistance to Disaster Capitalism.”
The second part is a deeper, participatory workshop for affinity groups and individuals who are ready to get involved, “Giving Our Best, Ready For The Worst: Community Organizing as Disaster Preparedness.”
The Mutual Aid Disaster Relief (MADRelief) Training Team is visiting our community. Currently MADRelief is on a national capacity-building and educational tour. They will explain how natural storms turn into unnatural disasters through dangerous new forms of “disaster capitalism” and “extreme resource extraction,” and train diverse affinity groups on principles of grassroots direct action humanitarian aid and crisis response, covering a wide range of topics such as “Principles of ‘Solidarity, Not Charity,’” “Using Privilege to Break Down Barriers,” “Building Power in Collaboration,” and “Overcoming Trauma Together.”
Host: Mutual Aid Disaster Relief
Sunday, October 14
13. Sunday,9:00am, Unitarian Universalist Breakfast Forum: UN Sunday
Unitarian Universalist Church – MLK Room
1187 Franklin St.
9:00: Coffee/socializing. Breakfast (for nominal fee)
9:30: Program (see below)
10:30: Questions, Comments, Discussion
As part of UN Sunday Dalit Baum will speak on the Israeli/Palestinian situation and how things have changed under Trump.
Dalit Baum is director of AFSC’s Economic Activism Program. She has worked with AFSC since 2013 in the San Francisco office. Dalit is the co-founder of Who Profits from the Occupation and of the Coalition of Women for Peace in Israel. She is a feminist scholar and teacher who has taught about militarism and the global economy from a feminist perspective in Israeli and U.S. universities.
14. Sunday, 9:30am – 10:30am, The Forum with Jeff Chang: Notes on Race and Resegregation
1100 California St.
Jeff Chang, with moderator Malcolm Young, will talk about cultural equity and justice in the arts sector, the rise and fall of the idea of “diversity,” the roots of student protest, changing ideas about Asian Americanness, and the unexamined condition of our time — resegregation.
Jeff Chang is the Vice President of Narrative, Arts, and Culture for the leading racial justice organization Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation, and most recently served as Executive Director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University. Chang is a critically acclaimed, award-winning journalist and author and has written extensively on culture, politics, the arts and music. His latest book, We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation was named Northern California Nonfiction Book of the Year, and the Washington Post declared it “the smartest book of the year.
15. Sunday, 11:00am – 4:00pm From SF Living Wage Coalition – gather petition cards for “Minimum Compensation Ordinace
Sunday Streets fair in the Excelsior
Mission St. & Avalon Ave.
Look for the “It’s Time for a Living Wage” signs.
Supervisors Sandra Fewer, Hillary Ronen, Jane Kim, and now joining them
– Norman Yee – are prepared to vote on October 23 for amendments to the Minimum Compensation Ordinance that will raise wages to $17 per hour for 25,000 low-wage workers including IHSS home care workers, workers at city-funded non-profit agencies such as homeless shelters, and CalWORKs parents.
we will be at the Sunday Streets fair in the Excelsior to collect petition cards to Supervisor Asha Safai to deliver to him. He could be a swing votes.
Text 415-509-9712 if do not find us.
16. Sunday, 11:00am – 4:00pm, YouthVGov Art Build: Our Children’s Trust Oct 29 Action Day
Bridge Storage & Art Space
South 1st Street & Maine Ave.
Help make flags and art for the Sun Oct 29 Bay Area Rally for the #TrialoftheCentury! We will be cutting fabric screenprinting, painting and rigging flags. We will also make art to share with other cities. Come when you can for as long as you can.
Post in comments if you need a ride from Richmond BART (too far to walk, but 10 min bike ride).
17. Sunday, 12Noon – 2:00pm, GG Bridge Peace Walk for Afghanistan: 17 Years of Bombing ENOUGH!
11:45 am: Gather at the SF or Marin end of the eastern walkway of the Golden Gate Bridge.
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. Arrive early for parking!
12:00 pm: Walk on the eastern walkway from the north (Marin) or south (SF) ends, to converge in the middle of bridge for Peace vigil for Afghanistan.
1:00pm (Approximately): Rally on SF side after the bridge walk. 5 min. DIE-IN on the plaza to memorialize hundreds of thousands of lost lives from 17 years of US war on Afghanistan.
Oct. 7 marks the 17th anniversary of the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan, the longest war in U.S. history.
“Mission Accomplished” in Afghanistan had been declared by both president Bush and president Obama…yet the US bombing continues, and over 40,000 military, mercenary and allied troops remain in that devastated nation, “the most droned place on earth.”
Wear pink or come as you are, but come in the spirit of unity for nonviolence.
Bring signs ( 2×3 ft. or smaller allowed on bridge)……wooden sticks/poles permitted.
Stop Droning Afghanistan; Afghanistan: 17 Years ENOUGH!; PEACE with Afghanistan, NOW!
18. Sunday, 12Noon – 5:00pm, San Francisco, CA: Building the Movement for Mutual Aid
3930B 16th St.
Part 2 of workshop
See item # 12
19. Sunday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Presidio 27: “Mutiny” at the Stockade 50th Anniversary
Fort Scott Stockade
1213 Ralston Ave. (nr. Storey)
On October 14, 1968, 27 prisoners in the Presidio Stockade staged a peaceful sit-down protest to call attention to the treatment of fellow prisoners and the conditions inside. Just days before, a guard had shot and killed a prisoner, and GIs had taken to the streets of San Francisco in massive demonstrations against the war in Vietnam. For staging this peaceful protest, the Army tried the 27 for mutiny, the most serious military offense
20. Sunday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Handmaids Rally: Say “NO, NO, NO” to Patriarchy
18th St. & Dolores
If you would like to be a ‘Handmaid” contact: email@example.com
We are a movement of people coming from diverse perspectives, united in our recognition that the Trump/Pence fascist regime poses a catastrophic danger to humanity and the planet, and that it is our responsibility to drive it out through non-violent protests that grow every day until our demand is met.
This Nightmare Must End: The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!
Host: Refuse Fascism
21. Sunday, 1:00pm – 5:00pm, Power To The People
Frank Ogawa Plaza
1 Frank H. Ogawa Plz. Suite 299
Celebrate 52 years of the Black Panther Party with a concert & rally featuring X Clan and more! Hosted by Saturu Ned & GINA MADRID. FREE EVENT, call for unity and solutions!
X Clan | | Suga-T | MOPHONO | WolfHawkJaguar | The Watershed | Davey D Cook | Gina Madrid | Jennifer Johns | Kev Choice | DJ TABU | DAWNARI | Khafre Jay | Ras Ceylon | Squaropolis Ouma | Alia Sharrief | DLabrie | Sawa | Sistah IMiNAH| Ajai Kasim | Aebl Dee
Cat Brooks | Ashara Ekundayo | Kin Folkz | Kenzie Mouton | Eric Arnold | Needa B with The Village Homeless Encampment
22. Sunday, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, Dedication of 3 Murals – International Solidarity w/ Palestine
Clarion Mural Project
Between 17th & 18th Sts. / Mission & Valencia
1. The Will to Live – Arab Liberation Mural
2. Bangkit Palestina (Arise Palestine)
3. End Apartheid B.D.S.
The Will to Live – Arab Liberation Mural
Celebrates tenacious Bay Area organizing against oppression. The mural features the portraits of five courageous Arab leaders who spent their lives speaking truth to power: Rasmea Odeh, Mehdi Ben Barka, Naji Daifullah, Leila Khaled, Basel Al Araj and Yasser Murtaja.
Bangkit Palestina (Arise Palestine) Mural
As part of Bangkit/Arise, an international arts exchange and residency between artists from the San Francisco/Bay Area and Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The participating Indonesian artists and two of the SF/Bay Area artists completed a memorial mural in honor of the 166 (to date) Palestinians killed by the State of Israel since The Great March of Return protests began on March 30, 2018, in the Gaza Strip.
End Apartheid B.D.S. Mural
Bangkit/Arise artist and CAMP co-director Megan Wilson will replace her current mural on Clarion Alley with one also in solidarity with this effort as part of Bangkit/Arise, titled: End Apartheid B.D.S.
Dabka by Al-Juthoor of the Arab Shatat
Poetry and Spoken Word
Genny Lim – Jazz Poet Laureate
Voulette Mansour Hattar – Winner of PYM’s Ghassan Kanafani Scholarship
Sharif Zakout- AROC
Zeiad Shamrouch- MECA
Lara Kiswani- AROC
San Francisco Poster Syndicate – Live Printing & Free Posters
Hosts: the Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM) and Art Forces. Endorsed by the Palestine Action Network (PAN), MECA, Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas (AMED) Studies at SF State University.
Monday, October 15
23. Monday, 4:45am – 3:00pm, Monsanto Shutdown
Pin 37437 California 16
We will be holding a large engaging event at the toxic chemical giant turned food tyrant, now known as Monsanto-Bayer. We will arrive at their Woodland, CA facility to shut it down!! This is the largest biotech seed breeding facility in the world!
Prepare for a festive, fun, yet serious event.
Costumes (Bee, Tomatoes, Corn, etc.) , large puppets, Haz Mat suits, gas masks, protest signs, etc., are encouraged!
Hosts: Native Protectors for Environmental Justice, The Anti-Monsanto Project, Mentes Diferentes
24. Monday, 3:30pm – 6:00pm, Award-winning Palestinian Filmmaker in Person at Free Screening!
City College of San Francisco – Cinema Dept.
Rosenberg Library, Rm. 304
50 Phelan Ave.
CCSF CINEMA ALUMNI SHOWCASE SERIES FEATURING
screening his 1st feature film, “Love, theft and other entanglements”
Muayad is in San Francisco with the 22nd Arab Film Festival with his new film, ‘The Reports on Sarah and Saleem’, and offers this screening of his 1st feature to celebrate his time at CCSF’s Cinema Department.
25. Monday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Abolish ICE SF Movie Night
Alley Cat Books
3036 24th St.
We’ll be screening sub.media’s Trouble #3: “Refugees Welcome” and having a discussion around supporting and sustaining migrant justice
26. Monday, 7:00pm – 8:30pmA Rebel’s Guide to the History of the Russian Revolution (sec 1)
New Valencia Hall
747 Polk St.
The first socialist revolt that established a workers’ state in Russia in 1917 was a roadmap for anyone determined to end corporate rule and income inequality today.
Leon Trotsky, a co-leader with Lenin, wrote a definitive account as participant and leader: The History of the Russian Revolution.
Explore this inspiring story where the 99% rose up and won! Be part of a small group discussion and reading circle led by socialist feminists.
Host: Freedom Socialist Party
27. Monday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, An Evening with Kevin Powell: A Conversation on America Today
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission St.
Activist and writer Kevin Powell has emerged as one of the most acclaimed voices in America today
His most recent work has been focused on a deep examination of the last 10 years in American history, a time of great change in this country. Both the presidencies of Obama and Trump have produced some of the ugliest divides in history: horrific racial murders, non-stop mass shootings, the explosion of attacks on immigrants and on the LGBTQ community, the rise of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, a massive gap between the haves and the have-nots, and legions of women stepping forth to challenge sexual violence—and men—in all forms.