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A. BDS Movement for Palestinian Rights Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize (February 2, 2018)
B. A Short, Brutal History of ICE
C. Public defender urges SF to end gang injuctions against minorities (February 2, 2018)
D. ICE Chief Will ‘Never Back Down’ From Telling Undocumented Immigrants To Be Afraid (January 31, 2018)
21 – ANNOUNCEMENTS
Monday, February 5 – Wednesday, February 7
Monday, February 5
1. Monday, 10:00am – 11:00am California Poor People’s Campaign Unity News Conference
California State Capitol
1315 10th Street
9:00 AM meet on the State Capitol Building’s South Steps of N Street
Join the California Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival
California will join with over 25 states around the country and Washington DC to announce our participation in 40 days of moral action to launch the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival this Spring.
Host: NorCal Resist + 7 other groups
2. Monday, 12Noon – 12:45pm, Let My People Stay Vigil
630 Sansome St.
Vigil will also be held this week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Rumors that ICE is planning a large-scale immigration sweep to punish California for its statewide protections are increasing the climate of fear and isolation for many, with people reporting missing school, medical appointments, and participation in public life. As Jews, we have seen what happens when those in power scapegoat vulnerable communities, and we refuse to be silent.
February 8 is the current deadline to demonstrate the urgency of a solution for Dreamers as part of the Continuing Resolution to fund the federal government.
**Join Jews and interfaith partners for noontime vigils in front of the San Francisco Immigration & Customs Enforcement offices (ICE) to stand with the immigrant community and stand for the urgency of a clean Dream Act.***
3. Monday, 2:00pm, Say No to #TipTheft action and delivery
Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division
71 Stevenson St.
The Trump administration has a little-known plan to screw over 14 million people–and this Monday, February 5, is the last day to speak out against it, before the administration decides to go through with it.
Labor Secretary Alex Acosta wants to make it legal for restaurant owners to confiscate tips from servers. The federal minimum wage for tipped workers is $2.13/hr. –servers, who are 70% women and 40% of whom are moms, depend on their tips to live.
Host: San Francisco restaurant servers, along with Restaurant Opportunities Center United and members of UltraViolet
4. Monday, 4:00pm – 5:00pm, Bay Area Transit Equity Day
Solano & Fresno Avenues
Transit Equity Day is a collaborative effort of several organizations and unions to promote public transit as a civil right and a strategy to combat climate change.
We are choosing Rosa Parks’ birthday because she is an iconic figure of the civil rights era who chose the tactic of refusing to give up her seat on the bus. We want to make the connection to this act of resistance to highlight the rights of all people to high-quality public transportation powered by clean/renewable energy. This day of action will also help to enforce a broader strategy that promotes a “full spectrum” just transition from the fossil fuel economy (energy, energy efficiency, transportation, waste, agriculture…) to clean, renewable energy as part of confronting the climate crisis. Increasing, non-fossil fuel, public transportation is a foundation to achieving this transition.
Host: Bay Area System Change Not Climate Change
5. Monday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Emergency Action: Free Baylosis and ALL Political Prisoners
447 Sutter St.
Last November, the Duterte government called for the termination of the peace talks with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) with Proclamation No. 360 and the re-arrest of NDFP consultants, despite widespread calls for the continuation of the peace talks to tackle the roots of the armed conflict in the Philippines.
On January 31st, peace activist Rafael Baylosis and his companion, Roque Guillermo Jr., were slapped with trumped up charges and arrested by members of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-National Capital Region. The arrest of 69 year old Rafael Baylosis, a long-time activist, labor leader and National Democratic Front of the Philippines consultant,violates the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees and Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law, of which the Philippine government is a signatory and therefore bound to by way of the peace talks.
Duterte has arrested at least 145 people for politically-motivated reasons, including six peace consultants, a Bishop, and other faith leaders, bringing the total to over 486 political prisoners under his administration.
As concerned peoples organizations and human rights advocates in the US, we condemn the Duterte government’s violent crackdown on organizations in the Philippines resisting injustice and working for social change. President Duterte has vowed to intensify his attacks on activists opposing his three wars against the Filipino people including the so-called Drug War, Martial Law in Mindanao, and counterinsurgency war against the revolutionary movement.
Host: BAYAN USA Northern CA
6. Monday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm Push Back Against Excelsior / Outer Mission Neighborhood Strategy
Calvary Baptist Church
5655 Mission St.
The Planning Department is leading a process that they hope will lead to up zoning and density bonuses for developers to pack in more new market rate development on Mission Street.
This will only attract more market rate development, and result in demolitions and displacement of our neighbors and cherished mom & pop shops. More market rate development will NOT make the Excelsior more affordable to our own families and neighbors.
Monday’s meeting will be a critical moment to push back on these institutional processes that pave the way for luxury development that is out of reach for most working people in our neighborhoods
Join us in asserting community voice at this meeting:
1. Say NO to market rate development as solutions to prevent displacement!
2. INSIST on prioritizing 100% affordable development!
3. Lift up our personal stories of struggle and displacement
Info: Communitied United for Health and Justice (CUHJ); Office: (415) 274-6760 ext. 305; www.caasf.org
7. Monday, 6:45pm – 9:00pm, OccupyForum: Immigration Crisis in the Bay Area, Meeting, Discussion & Planning with Gayle McLaughlin & all groups to Stop Deportations
SEIU Local 2
215 Golden Gate Ave., nr. Civic Center BART
We are witnessing a most serious threat to our immigrant communities.
The attacks on immigrants have aroused widespread, diverse and potentially powerful opposition. Included are immigrant groups themselves, activist groups, faith groups, labor unions, lawyers, and some progressive, local politicians.
Gayle McLaughlin is the former two-term mayor of Richmond, CA, Richmond’s first corporate-free elected official, and a co-founder of the Richmond Progressive Alliance
As Mayor, Gayle led Richmond to significant transformation into a progressive City establishing rent control, increasing minimum wage, forcing Chevron to pay over $100 million in taxes, reducing homicides, preventing foreclosures, and promoting green energy. She is currently running for Lt. Governor. Gayle will speak to us about her campaign and the RPA model, and then focus on her position in support of defending immigrant rights.
NOTE: These announcements DO NOT support any political candidates nor political parties!
Tuesday, February 6
8. Tuesday, 11:30am – 1:00pm, DACA Rally: Immigrants are Welcome / Inmigrantes Bienvenidos
Zuckerberg San Francisco General
1001 Potrero Ave., at Mother & Child Statue
As healthcare providers we resist the rhetoric of fear and walls with visions of love and a world without borders. Migration is a human right. There are many in our community that are affected by the recent attack on sanctuary cities, the ICE raids, the repeal of TPS, the abandonment of DREAMERS, and the horror of immigration detention centers. We gather to show our support, learn about the struggles going on in our city, and mobilize our community to fight back!
– Instituto Familiar de la Raza
– Mujeres Unidas y Activas
– American Academy of Pediatrics – California
– Children Now
– Clínica Martín Baró
– UCSF White Coats for Black Lives
– Do No Harm Coalition
– ZSFG Pediatrics Department / Departamento de Pediatría
– ZSFG Family Medicine Department / Departamento de Medicina Familiar
9. Tuesday, 12Noon – 12:45pm, Let My People Stay Vigil
630 Sansome St.
See item #2 for details
10. Tuesday, 12:30pm – 3:00pm, Free Floricel / Pack the Court
450 Golden Gate Ave
– Rally at 12:30pm
– Start to enter to federal building at 1:15pm
– Hearing starts at 2pm
Bring ID if you plan on entering the building
Floricel’s case will be heard before a federal district court judge
Last month, immigration Judge Burch denied Floricel’s bond on the basis of her history with DUIs without taking into account the fact that well before her arrest by ICE, she was on her way towards redeeming her past mistakes and building a good life for her and her children.
Now Floricel’s case will go before a federal district court judge in an attempt to free Floricel in higher court. Join us as we stand in solidarity with Floricel and demand the courts to #FreeFloricel!
Wednesday, February 7
11. Wednesday, 9:00am – 6:00pm, Campaign for SB 562, The Healthy California Act
California State Capitol
1315 10th Street, Rm, 4202
NOTE: Some buses are already half full or more, please RSVP asap to confirm a seat & lunch: http://bit.ly/febhealthhearing
SAN FRANCISCO/RICHMOND BUS ROUTE
STOP 1: Departs @ 6:50 am from San Francisco Public Library,150 Fulton Street, SF CA
STOP 2: Departs @ 7:30 am from Target, 4500 MacDonald Ave, Richmond CA
OAKLAND/BERKELEY BUS ROUTE
STOP 1: Departs @ 6:50 am from CNA Headquarters, 250 22nd Street, Oakland CA
STOP 2: Departs @ 7:20 am from Ed Roberts Campus across from Ashby Bart, 3075 Adeline St, Berkeley CA
The Select Committee on Universal Healthcare will finally discuss SB 562 and have a resentation by Michael Lighty, California Nurses Policy Director, and Dr. Robert Pollin of UMass Amherst who helped author the SB 562.
12. Wednesday, 10:00am – 11:00am, Monthly Vigil for Luis Góngora Pat –
Shotwell & 19th Street
On the monthly anniversary of Luis’s killing by SFPD, gather at the altar on Shotwell St. with the family and hear updates.
At this writing, nothing is posted yet on Luis’s FB site.
13. Wednesday, 12Noon – 12:45pm, Let My People Stay Vigil
630 Sansome St.
See item #2 for details
14. Wednesday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, Rally for Universal Healthcare and SB 562
UCSF Kalmanovitz Library
SB 562, the bill for single payer in California is the future! Feb 7th is the meeting of the California Select Committee where the bill will be discussed and we are rallying to call for the bill to be put back on the Senate floor. Come out and support coverage for all of our patients! Take the profits out of healthcare and make the patient the priority. Read more about single payer and SB 562:
Host: Physicians for a National Health Program San Francisco Bay Area
15. Wednesday, 12 Noon – 2:00pm, Justice for Jesus: Pack the Court!!
630 Sansome St.
– Rally starts at 12pm
– Hearing starts at 1pm
Join us as we demand justice for Jesus Medrano, a father of 4 U.S. citizen children, who was unlawfully and violently detained during an ICE raid in Fair Oaks, California last November. Jesus’s children are hurting, especially his 5 year old who suffers from a medical condition. With increased threats of ICE raids in California, it’s time that we hold ICE accountable.
Jesus’ legal team is preparing his bond packet this week and asks for local organizations to sign on to Jesus’ letter of support so it can be included in the bond packet. To join the organizational sign-on letter go to bit.ly/OrgSignOnforJesus and sign on by no later than Monday 2/5 by close of business.
Host: Immigrant Liberation Movement
16. Wednesday, 4:00pm – 10:00pm, Palestine at SFSU – Teach-In
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave., EP 116
Free & Open to public
The launch of our program’s oral history project, “Palestine at SFSU,” this teach-in will include moderated panels with various educators, organizers, and leaders within the community, as well as an opportunity to hear about the AMED program, testimonials from students, and strategies for 2018.
Topics for panels include:
*”Framing and Representations”
*”The Cost of Palestine Scholarship, Pedagogy and Advocacy”
*”Islamophobia, Anti-Semitism, Racism & Colonialism”
*”Testimonials and Oral History: Narrating Oppression and Resistance”
Host: AMED Studies at SFSU
17. Wednesday, 4:30pm – 5:30pm, Divest from the War Machine
400 Howard St. (corner of 1st St.)
BlackRock invests heavily in Lockheed-Martin, and their invested interests include the SF Public Employees Pension System.
Host: Codepink & Others
18. Wednesday, 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Earthquake Preparedness
San Francisco Main Library
100 Larkin St.,
Matt Springer, a professor in the UCSF Department of Medicine, will give a talk and slideshow about precautions that can be taken to lessen the damage from an earthquake at home and work.
19. Wednesday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Breaking the Silence
1800 Oakdale Ave.
Join the San Francisco Department of Public Health and its community partners for a special community forum titled Breaking the Silence. The is a annual event where community members and its leaders come together to discuss topics related to HIV/AIDS
– Live Performances
– Catered Food
– HIV Testing
Our community is under siege its time we take it back…
20. Wednesday, 7:15pm – 9:15pm, A Thin Wall – Film by Mara Ahmed
Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 9th Street, Ste., 290
Doors Open: 7pm
Free and Open to the Public
A THIN WALL is a documentary about memory, history and the possibility of reconciliation. It focuses on the Partition of India in 1947, but derives lessons that remain urgently relevant today. The film is shot on both sides of the border, in India and Pakistan. The film is written and directed by Mara Ahmed and co-produced by Surbhi Dewan. Both filmmakers are descendants of families torn apart by partition.
Film followed by Q & A with Mara Ahmed
21. Wednesday, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz: Loaded: A Disarming History of Second Amendment
St. John’s Presbyterian Church
2727 College Ave.
advance tickets: $12, 800-838-3006 or independent bookstores, $15 door
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, veteran activist and author of “Outlaw Woman” and “An Indigenous People’s History of the United States, presents her new book, “Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment.” She convincingly argues that U.S. gun culture – and all the domestic and global massacres issuing from it – are linked to the role of guns in seizing Native American land, black enslavement, and global imperialism. Joanna Manqueros will host this KPFA benefit.