Update on actions:
- SF Board of Supervisors passed a policy that requires the city not to cooperate or comply with any attempt by the Trump administration to have people register or collect information on anyone based on religion or country of origin.
- DAPL – The Treasurer and the Board seem open to breaking up with Bank of America and divesting from other financial institutions financing Energy Transfer Partners family of companies. SF Defund DAPL Coalition will be doing follow-up.
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(Thursday, 3/2 – Wednesday 3/8)
Thursday, March 2
Thursday, 10:00am – 1:00pm, SF BOS: Fund Immigrant Legal Defense for People in Detention
SF City Hall, Room 250
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl.
Join the fight for funding for Immigrant Legal Defense for People in Detention, through the Public Defender’s office!
Over two-thirds of the 1,500 people currently in detention at San Francisco’s Immigration Court have no legal representation. there are unprecedented attacks that seek to criminalize immigrant communities.
Call on members of the Budget and Finance Sub-Committee to vote for this critical legislation (Items 6-7 on the agenda)
Supervisor Cohen: (415) 554-7670, Malia.Cohen@sfgov.org
Supervisor Yee: (415) 554-6516, Norman.Yee@sfgov.org
Supervisor Tang: (415) 554-7460, Katy.Tang@sfgov.org .
Sponsor: San Francisco Rising Alliance
Thursday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Bay Area Refuse Fascism Meeting
Unitarian Universalist Center, Chapel Room
1187 Franklin St.
“NO! In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE to Accept A FASCIST America!”
Now in month #2 of this fascist regime – all of us are witness to AND objects of this unprecedented fascist juggernaut: this re-setting of the social and legal norms, this re-making of “the rule of law” as legality goes out the window.
Please try to attend this meeting People from many walks of life are coming together and everyone is needed. You may have focused projects of resistance already in mind — or you may want to sign up for outreach projects to get the message of REFUSE FASCISM out everywhere — or you may just want to connect with and find out more about why (among all the wonderful and worthwhile resistance events springing up daily) there is no more important mobilization than REFUSE FASCISM
Agenda is still being formed but to include:
(1) We will read and discuss the updated Call to Action from Refuse Fascism which begins:
In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America!
Drive Out the Trump/Pence Regime!
(2) Make plans for how to work on this in the SF Bay Area.
Thursday, 6:30pm – 9:00pm, Cowspiracy : The Sustainability Secret (documentary)
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalist Hall
1924 Cedar (@Bonita)
Suggested Donation $5-$20. no one turned away
Social Gathering: 6:30pm (bring vegan snacks)
Program begins at 7:00pm
Speaker: attorney Jeff Pierce with the Animal Legal Defense Fund
How do our eating habits affect climate change? Transition Berkeley invites you to view COWSPIRACY: THE SUSTAINABILITY SECRET a ground breaking documentary that takes a sobering look at a destructive industry that is threatening the health of our planet. The film documents this industry’s impact on species extinction, ocean dead zones, water pollution and more. Learn how we can be part of the solution.
Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Graywater 101
2530 San Pablo Ave.
Reuse water with graywarter.
The rain is a welcome respite this winter, but California remains a drought-prone state. Graywater is a low cost, simple way to make your home resilient. Water that flows from your sinks, shower and washing machine can be diverted to irrigate your yard. Come learn about common and popular graywater systems.
Sponsor: Ecology Center
Friday, March 3
Friday, 9:00am – 11:00am, Court Support for the Moore Family! Justice 4 Kayla Moore!
Phillip Burton Federal Building, Judge Breyer, courtroom 6
450 Golden Gate Ave.
9:00am – 9:30am Gather at the SF Federal Building for coffee, and to prep to enter courtroom
9:30am – enter court
10:00am – Court
Judge Breyer will be hearing arguments and/or announcing his decision whether the trial will be a bench trial (judge decides outcome himself) or a trial with a jury.
Join us in support of the family and in honor of Kayla’s life!
Kayla Moore was a Black trans women born and raised in Berkeley. She was a published poet, and loved to cook, dance, and help people – her neighbors, friends and even strangers on the bus.
On Feb. 12, 2013, Kayla was in her home when a friend of hers called BPD to request a mental health wellness check for Kayla. Kayla had a schizophrenia diagnosis and her family and friends had called for help from the city of Berkeley before. But this night, instead of offering assistance, they immediately tried to take her into custody. Although they had no legal basis for arresting her, they wrestled her onto the ground. Kayla died face down on a futon with six police officers on top of her.
Almost four years later, the officers involved have faced no consequences. Last year, the Moore family filed a civil suit against the city of Berkeley and the BPD based on officers’ use of excessive force, wrongful arrest and violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
City of Berkeley has been trying to have the Moore family’s case thrown out.
With widespread police violence against people with disabilities, this case could set a prececent against ableist police terror. Black trans disabled people’s lives matter.
Sponsor: Justice 4 Kayla Moore
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
Friday, 12Noon – 3:00pm, Rise Up! Live From the Frontline (Opening reception)
Back to the Picture/SoMa
83 – 10th Street
Photographer Kelly Johnson joins us in March in our SOMA store showing the protest, rallies, and unrest here in the Bay Area captured by her lense last year.
Angst, despair, defiance, concern, pride and patriotism in all its gritty and uplifting forms, live from the frontlines.
Will be on display from March 3 – March 31.
Friday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, People’s Education Movement Bay Area March General Meeting
1625 Clay St.
Continuation of on-going series of discussions around the politics of gender and sexuality in movement building, especially as it relates to our work in People’s, Bay Area. We will then continue to meet in committees to discuss each group’s purpose, goals, and objectives.
This is the link to the reading that the political education discussion will be centered on. http://imaginenoborders.org/pdf/zines/UnderstandingPatriarchy.pdf
Please read before the meeting. In preparation for the upcoming political education portion on please read using the Four A’s protocol.
“The Four A’s of Analysis”
1. What Assumptions does the author/s hold?
2. What do you want to Agree with in the text?
3. What do you want to Argue with (and/or ask questions about)?
4. What do you want to Aspire to (and/or act upon) after reading the text?
Also please reply if you will be requiring childcare for the meeting. firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, March 4
Saturday, 10:00am – 4:00pm, Joint Immigration Clinic
200 McAllister St.
The AABA invites you to a free legal clinic addressing executive orders and naturalization.
Join for free legal immigration advice, naturalization assistance and a “know your rights” presentation.
Pre-register now at http://tiny.cc/AABAClinic
Saturday, 1:30pm – 5:30pm, Bay Resistance Mass Meeting
Mission High School
3750 – 18th Street
Join for Bay Resistance’s first mass meeting and training. Learn about the network and the powerful actions you can take to resist, defend and support. The afternoon will include trainings and workshops to build our collective power to fight for the world we deserve!
As Trump and the far right attempt to consolidate power and intimidate and harm our communities, Bay Resistance is a powerful new network that will defend our movements, our earth and most importantly, each other. The Bay Resistance network is committed to loving, defending and being in solidarity with those under immediate threat by Trump’s agenda.
Childcare, translation, and light snacks will be provided.
If you’re attending, fill out this registration form:
Saturday, 1:30pm – 5:30pm, Teacher Anti-ICE Training at Bay Area Resistance Mass Meeting
Mission High School
3750 – 18th Street
Space is being organized within the Bay Resistance Mass Meeting to get trained and discuss responses to ICE specifically from our positions as teachers and patents. Update will be posted ASAP.
Register and get more info at this link for the Bay Resistance Mass Meeting: https://actionnetwork.org/events/bay-resistance-march-4th-mass-meeting-trainings?link_id=1&can_id=9cc9fe30bd85ddf8a9e98fb974134e15&source=email-dont-miss-bay-resistances-first-meeting-and-trainings&email_referrer=dont-miss-bay-resistances-first-meeting-and-trainings___172521&email_subject=dont-miss-bay-resistances-first-meeting-and-trainings
Host: Classroom Struggle
Saturday, 2:00pm – 4:30pm, Women’s Rights Are Workers’ Rights from the Russian Revolution of 2017 to the Streets 2017
3101 Shattuck @ Prince (2 blocks fr. Ashby BART)
Speakers: Marsha Feinland, P&F activist, asks “breaking the glass ceiling or smashing the state?”; Mary McIlroy, P&F activist, from liberation to feminism and back again; Luci Riley, National Nurses United, on women rising against Trump; and Eugene Ruyle, independent Marxist, on women and the Russian Revolution.
Sponsor: Peace & Freedom Party
Saturday, 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Celebrate the 70th birthday of ANSWER organizer Richard Becker (fundraiser)
2969 Mission St.
All are invited in celebrating 50 years of social activism and Richard Becker’s 70th birthday.
As ANSWER Coalition’s West Coast coordinator, Richard Becker has been central to virtually every mobilization against U.S. war, occupation and sanctions in the Bay Area for more than 25 years.
Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/02/09/18796320.php or https://www.facebook.com/events/1230183433696152/
Saturday, 8:00pm – 12:00am, East Bay Food Not Bombs Benefit (Concert)
The Starry Plough
3101 Shattuck Ave.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1558407727521660/ or https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/02/21/18796697.php
Sunday, March 5
Sunday, 10:30am – 12:30am, In the Spirit of Alexandra Kollontal: Socialism, IWD, and the Russian Revolution
Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library
6501 Alcatraz Ave.
Speakers: Eugene Ruyle, independent Marxist and author of Rethinking Marxist Anthropology, will discuss the historical and contemporary significance of March 8, 1917 and 2017. Gwen “GG” Winter will also discuss her experiences in Soviet Russia in 1983-89.
As Alexandra Kollontai noted, International Women’s Day is not a special day for women alone, it is a historic and memorable day for the workers and peasants of the whole world. On this day in 1917, the Russian women raised the torch of proletarian revolution and set the world on fire. With the Russian revolution and the Soviet Union and women gained full legal equality and benefits still unknown in the imperialist West.
Sunday, 12Noon – 4:00pm, Print Organize Protest (POP)
Kala Art Institute
2990 San Pablo Ave.
Print Organize Protest (P.O.P.) is a national network of independent artists and printers working together for radical social change.
Two events are scheduled:
P.O.P: POSTCARDS from 12pm-4pm
Artists Jenna Carando and Claire Kessler-Bradnerare have designed and printed a series of hand-lettered, screen printed postcards and shirts with mottos of resistance. Use post cards to write to your representatives on site or to mail from home, and bring your own blank shirt to print your own garment from their designs.
P.O.P. from 1pm-4pm
This free action-oriented printing workshop, hosted by Brooke Toczylowski, encourages participants to print shirts, signs, posters, and make buttons with mottos of resistance. In coordination with other P.O.P.’s across the country, and in calling attention to International Women’s Day on March 8th, this upcoming P.O.P. will focus primarily on reproductive rights. Show up with your clothing, fabric, paper or cardboard and we’ll help you print empowering designs of resistance!
Sunday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, What’s ahead for Trump’s foreign policy: Syria, Palestine etc.
USF, University of San Francisco
McClaren Complex, Golden Gate Ave.
(btw. Masonic & Parker – nr. Student Union and the Gym)
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO TRUMP, U.S. Foreign Policy and the Global Paradigm Shift.
What’s ahead for Trump’s foreign-policy: Syria, Palestine, etc.
Stephen Zunes: University of SF Professor of Politics and International Studies and Global Peace and Conflict Studies, coordinator of the program on Middle Eastern Studies, senior policy analyst for Foreign Policy in Focus, author of Tinderbox
Reese Erlich: Freelance foreign correspondent and author of five books on foreign policy, including Inside Syria: the Backstory of Their Civil War and What the World Can Expect (forward by Noam Chomsky), journalist for CBS and National Public Radio, author of The Six Most Common Middle East Conspiracy Theories.
Andrej Grubacic: Professor and Chair of the Dept of Anthropology and Social Change, CIIS – SF, author of Living at the Edges of Capitalism : Adventures in Exile and Mutual Aid (UC Press)
John Trasving: Dean of USF Law School, specializing in civil rights, voting rights, immigration policy, worker rights and education, MALDEF Director, and HUD Deputy Director under Clinton and Obama. He successively obtained legal refugee status for 80 Central American youth during last year’s crisis, who are now in SF public schools, and will talk about immigration policy under Trump.
George Wright: Professor Emeritus from the Department of Political Science at California State University, Chico. He received his Ph.D from the Department of Politics at the University of Leeds in 1987.
Sponsor: SF Gray Panthers
Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/03/02/18796920.php or email@example.com
Sunday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Race, Class and American Populism
Oakland Public Library – Main Branch
124 – 14th Street, Bradley C. Walters Community Room (downstairs)
8 minute walk from Lake Merritt BART
For Black Liberation Through Socialist Revolution!
Democrats, Republicans: Class Enemies of Workers and the Oppressed
Sponsor: Spartacist League
Sunday, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, Together We Can: Post Inauguration: “Do Fair”
3543 – 18th St.
Tickets – sliding scale https://www.eventbrite.com/e/together-we-can-post-inauguration-do-fair-tickets-31346921486?aff=efbevent
No one turned away for lack of funds.
Space is limited, so please RSVP with a ticket.
San Francisco “Do Fair” – a post-Inauguration half day event organized to connect Bay Area residents who want to take action, to organizations serving our community and seeking support or additional engagement (e.g. direct volunteers, monetary resources, coalition and organizing power).
Our aim: find something that lights us up, join others, get involved, learn, and serve our local community.
Sunday, 2:30pm – 5:00pm, US Labor Against the War Program and Fundraiser
4089 – 25th Street (between Noe & Sanchez)
Featured Special Guests:
Michael Eisenscher, National Coordinator Emeritus, USLAW
Julienne Fisher, UFCW 5 Delegate to SF Labor Council and Renounce War Projects
Max Elbaum, Longtime antiwar activist, Marathoner for Peace
Music by Francisco Herrera
USLAW is committed to the struggle to demilitarize U.S. foreign policy and break the country’s dependency on militarism and fossil fuels so that it can develop an environmentally, economically and socially sustainable and just economy that serves the working class majority, not just the privileged few.
Sunday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, Open Circle – Monthly Meeting
5600 – 3rd St.
Potluck – feel free to bring something to share.
Families directly impacted by police murder and people of the community who attend Oen Circle have decided to take the necessary steps to repeal the California Police Officers’ Bill of Rights.
We must unitedly intensify our efforts to put an end to this corrupt system, bring justice for the lives already lost to police murders, and protect the individuals whose lives are at risk at this very moment.
Join us in a thoughtful collaboration with families who’ve lost loved ones to police murder to offer community support for them and help them repeal the California Police Officers’ Bill of Rights.
Sponsor: Open Circle – Families United for Justice
Sunday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Fighting State Violence and Forced Displacement
Eastside Arts Alliance
2277 International Blvd
Escuela Comunitaria presents:
Responding to Trump and What to Do
Fighting State Violence and Forced Displacement
This dialogue in the Latino community will be an evening of telling our stories, and the first showing of the new film ‘Where the Guns Go’, a documentary on U.S. weapons and testimonies of victims of organized crime and the drug war in Mexico.
Sponsors: Oakland Sin Fronteras, American Friends Service Committee, Frente Indígena de Organizaciones Binacionales, 67 Sueños, Encinal.
Tuesday, March 7
Tuesday, 9:00am – 10:00am, Court Support 4 Sean Moore
Hall of Justice, Department 20
850 Bryant St.
Please come support Sean and his family.
Sean Moore, a 43 year old disabled African-American male, was shot by the SFPD on January 6th, 2017 in the Lakeview district of San Francisco. A neighbor called the police on him for making noise in his own home. The police shot him twice unarmed as he was standing on the steps to his house. The bodycam video of the shooting contradicts the police Press Release.
His bail was originally set for 2 Million; but has since been reduced.
Free Sean Moore Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1823571737884585/
Info for March 7 – court hearing: https://www.facebook.com/events/1245868618854724/
Tuesday, 3:00pm – 6:00pm, Keep SFPD Accountable! BOS Follow-up Meeting to Review Findings
SF City Hall
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl
Justice & Honor 4 Luis Góngora Pat Coalition invites you to honor Luis on his 11 month anniversary of being unjustifiably murdered by SFPD, by attending the BOS meeting in which they will carry out a follow up review of the findings and recommendations for reform of SFPD.
There will be public comment that day. We ask that in honor of Luís and all those killed by SFPD, you attend and help the BOS ask the right questions about police reform. THANKS!
The BOS will be requesting the Police Department, the Department of Human Resources, the Department of Police Accountability, and the Police Commission to report; scheduled pursuant to Motion No. M16-164, adopted November 15,2016 https://sfgov.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=2946994&GUID=E2C52F3E-CC7A-4219-8847-7049D8458E22
Detail Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1265766553505302/
Tuesday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, An Evening with Dr. Margarita Lopez Maya
Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library
Lessons from Venezuela for the Trump Moment: Dr. Margarita López Maya on Populism, Right and Left
Wednesday, March 8
International Women’s Strike Events
Wednesday, 11:00am – 2:00pm, Women’s Strike – Berkeley
UC Berkeley – Lower Sproul
Let us join together to strike, walk out, march and demonstrate
marathon reading of feminist fiction and non-fiction – bring something to read in any language
Bring signs with political demands
Info: https://www.womenstrikeus.org/event/berkeley-womens-strike/ or https://www.facebook.com/events/1883992658490482/
Wednesday, 12 Noon – 5:00pm, San Francisco – Gender Strike! Bay Area
Justin Herman Plaza
1 Market St.
On March 8th we propose a feminist strike which will not be content to pinkwash the bombs on Baghdad, or to knit crowns honoring biology as our destiny. Instead, we propose a different strike, a strike against all forms of gender exclusion, exploitation and domination.
12:00 Noon, Rally, speakers, free childcare at the plaza, and materials for making signs
2:00pm, March to I.C.E. headquarters in the spirit of direct action and participation we encourage folks to form affinity groups: come with your family or friends, form your own bloc, or join one of the several blocs that will be coordinating. For example, there will be a feminist bloc wearing all pink & black, with pink balaclavas or other face coverings, distributing condoms & feminist propaganda. We call on self-organized groups of neighbors, coworkers, or other kinds of community members to march together, pick a color or a theme, get creative, and bloc up!
Once we reach the I.C.E. headquarters building, we will “build a wall around I.C.E.” Bring banners, signs, drawings, poems, posters and other materials to contribute to this wall and to SHUT DOWN I.C.E.!
ICE is a direct manifestation of the worst forms of oppression faced by the most vulnerable women, queer and trans folks. Last week, ICE arrested and deported a trans woman on the steps of an El Paso courthouse just after she had filed a protective order against her abusive boyfriend. Aggressive ICE raids have been reported around the country, and in the Bay Area they have shown up at social services agencies such as the WOMEN’S BUILDING, st grocery stores, and at other public places, terrifying the local community and causing people to avoid going to work or to school.
Sponsor: Strike Against Gender Bay Area
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/853302148146251/ or https://www.womenstrikeus.org/event/san-francisco-gender-strike-bay-area/
Wednesday, 5:00pm – 11:00pm, Oakland Women’s Demonstration
Oscar Grant Plaza
14th Street & Broadway
It is not enough to oppose Trump and his aggressively misogynistic, homophobic, transphobic and racist policies. We must also target the ongoing neoliberal attack on social provision and labor rights. The assault on our dignity, livelihood, friends, lovers, and neighbors is only just beginning. We can expect the repeal of our healthcare, the widening of any wage equity, the elimination of overtime protections, the destruction of already weak student loan provisions. And all of this while waging a militarized police war against immigrants, black and brown communities of color.
Sponsor: Oakland Women’s Strike Organizing Collective
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1289337677802574/ or https://www.womenstrikeus.org/event/oakland-womens-demonstration/
Wednesday, 5:00pm – 6:30pm, Int’l women’s Day Speakout – Women Resist!
24th & Mission St.
Women Resist: Fighting for liberation in the era of Trump!
From defunding Planned Parenthood and attacking transrights to bulking up the bloated military budget and privatizing public education to dividing immigrants families and scapegoating Muslims , the Trump agenda represents an all out assault on the people of the United States and world. Women across the world are marking International Women’s Day with protests against attacks on women’s rights and celebrations of our victories in the struggle so far.
Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, PEACE VIGIL
One Post St.
(On the steps facing Market St. – below Feinstein’s office)
Above Montgomery BART
All are welcomed to join Codepink, World Can’t Wait, OccupySF and Others.
Look for the bright pink RESIST banner
Theme this week: International Women’s Strike
Wear your pink pussy hat (not required to participate)
Appreciation to Lori for the info on Bay Area Women’s Strike events, and for the following information:
Here is the link to usa cities currently 36: https://www.womenstrikeus.org/events/2017-03-08/
International web page: http://parodemujeres.com/
usa web page: https://womenstrikeus.org