Articles ~ Actions / Petitions ~ Ways to stand with AAPI Communities ~ Events, Mon. 3/29 – Thurs. 4/1 (from Adrienne Fong)

Few events that might be of interest…Am NOT back posting on a regular basis

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Please include Accessibility and ASL info in your events! And if your action is ‘child friendly’

Please post your actions on Indybay: https://www.indybay.org/calendar/?page_id=12

 See Indybay  for many other listings of events.

Site for other Bay Area Events

ARTICLES:

A. The Fact That Americans Think Biden Has Changed Things Shows How Narrative Rules Our World – March 29, 2021

The Fact That Americans Think Biden Has Changed Things Shows How Narrative Rules Our World – Caitlin Johnstone

B. After Organizing Resistance, Indigenous Peoples and Allied Organizations in Brazil Win Key Victory Against Belo Sun – March 29, 2021

AMAZON WATCH » Indigenous Peoples in Brazil Win Key Victory Against Belo Sun

C. The Moms of Magnolia Street Documentary – Updated March 27, 2021

Coming Soon: The Moms of Magnolia Street Documentary – NBC Bay Area

D. Indigenous Okinawans are Fighting U.S. Imperialism – March 27, 2021

Indigenous Okinawans are Fighting U.S. Imperialism | Left Voice

E. Lift the Blockade on Yemen Now – March 26, 2021

Lift the Blockade on Yemen Now – CounterPunch.org

   See Action # 2

F. In a Massive Blow to Bad Cops, New York Effectively Ends Qualified Immunity – March 26, 2021

In a Massive Blow to Bad Cops, New York Effectively Ends Qualified Immunity (thefreethoughtproject.com)

G. U.S. Supreme Court widens ability to sue police for excessive force – March 25, 2021

U.S. Supreme Court widens ability to sue police for excessive force | Reuters

H. Wake Up Progressives! The Role of Progressive Thinking and Action in the Post-COVID World

Wake Up Progressives! The Role of Progressive Thinking and Action in the Post-COVID World (organicconsumers.org)

I. California Bills Would Take Badges From Misbehaving Officers  – March 16, 2021

California Bills Would Take Badges From Misbehaving Officers | KPBS

ACTIONS / PETITIONS

1. Cut U.S. Military and Devastating “Development” Aid to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras

  SIGN: https://cispes.salsalabs.org/altoalamilitarizacion2021/index.html?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=7a8b6508-96da-438f-82af-1df4b32c241e

2. Biden Must Choose New Path in Yemen

  SIGN: Submit a LTE: Biden Must Choose New Path in Yemen | Win Without War

3. Tell Congress: Fake Meat Needs Safety-Testing, Just Like All GMOs!

  SIGN: Tell Congress to Safety Test All Fake Meat! – Organic Consumers Association | Organic Consumers

4. We need antibiotics to treat people – not oranges

  SIGN: We need antibiotics to treat people — not oranges! (everyaction.com)

5. Tax cuts for working families, not mega corporations

  SIGN: MomsRising.org | SIGN NOW! Tax cuts for working families, not mega-corporations

6. Tell President Biden to #Stopline3

  SIGN: Tell President Biden to #Stopline3 — Stop Line 3

  See event # 5

7. Tell your Representative: Stop Big Oil handouts!

  SIGN: FOE: Take Action

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Two Practical Ways to Stand with AAPI Communities

1. SF’s “I’ll Walk With You” Neighborhood Buddy Program

  SF’s “I’ll Walk With You” Neighborhood Buddy Program (funcheap.com)

If you’d like to volunteer to be a Walking Buddy, or if you’d like to be matched with a Walking Buddy, fill out the online form. On the questionnaire, you can select if you’d like the walks to be done in silence or if you’d enjoy to chat. You’ll also select what languages you speak, your availability, and what neighborhoods you’d like to walk in.

If you are interested in having a walking buddy or volunteering as a walking buddy (or both!) please complete the form. Walkers do not need to be old/vulnerable/ill or fit a specific demographic. Buddies do not need to be trained bodyguards ;). We want to establish safety and support independence for members of our city/community in this time that can feel upsetting and volatile…and can truly be dangerous for those targeted. By completing the form, you agree that a Walker or Walking Buddy may contact you directly.”

   – Thanks to Broke-Ass Stuart for sharing

2. Bystander Intervention Training to Stop Anti-Asian/American and Xenophobic Harassment

  Hollaback! Free Bystander Intervention Training (ihollaback.org)

Multiple dates for training are available. Registration required FREE

The one-hour, interactive training will teach you Hollaback!’s 5D’s of bystander intervention methodology. We’ll start by talking about the types of disrespect that Asian and Asian American folks are facing right now — from microaggressions to violence — using a tool we call the “spectrum of disrespect.” You’ll learn what to look for and the positive impact that bystander intervention has on individuals and communities. We’ll talk through five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening. We’ll have time at the end for practice, and you’ll leave feeling more confident intervening the next time you see Anti-Asian/American harassment online or in person.

See site for available dates / times of trainings

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EVENTS

Monday, March 29 – Thursday, April 1

Monday, March 29

1. Monday, 7:00pm – 8:00pm, Panel: International Transgender Day of Visibility

Anyone on/off facebook

Register for this event in Zoom: http://bit.ly/OCOB3-29-21

In honor of International Transgender Day of Visibility, Mirror Memoirs is hosting a panel of transgender, non-binary and intersex child sexual abuse survivors of color. Amita Swadhin, the Founding Co-Director, will moderate a conversation between three Mirror Memoirs survivor storytellers on how our movements can better support the healing and leadership of survivors that are often left out of the conversation.

Survivor-led movements to end sexual violence are beginning to recognize how systemic oppression creates an environment for rape culture to thrive. A 2012 study from the American Academy of Pediatrics found gender non-conformity in childhood is a risk factor for sexual abuse, with gender non-conforming male-assigned-at-birth children most likely to be sexually abused. Yet too often, our movements to end gender-based violence do not intentionally uplift the leadership of transgender, non-binary and intersex survivors.

Panel: (see site for more bio info)

Amita Swadhin (they/them) is an organizer, educator, storyteller and strategist working to end interpersonal and institutional violence against young people. Their work stems from their experiences as a non-binary, femme, queer person of color, daughter of immigrants from India and years of childhood abuse by their parents, including eight years of rape by their father. In 2016, Swadhin received a Just Beginnings Collaborative Fellowship, allowing them to launch Mirror Memoirs, a national storytelling and organizing project uplifting the narratives, healing and leadership of Two Spirit, transgender, intersex, non-binary and/or queer Black, Indigenous and of color survivors of child sexual abuse, in service of ending rape culture and intertwined forms of oppression.

Ebony Ava Harper is a Jamaican descendant, Sacramento-based, nationally recognized activist, philanthropist, writer, creator, life and world-changer, advocate for marginalized communities.

Harper left The California Endowment in 2019 to step into the role of Director of California TRANScends. This statewide initiative works to promote the health and wellness of transgender people throughout the state of California. She’s a Board member of Mirror Memoirs, a recipient of the 2019 Stonewall Four Freedoms Award 

Ducky Jones, a survivor and core member of Mirror Memoir, is a forty year old multiracial Black and Latinx, intersex, queer nonbinary, disabled, chronically ill, neurodivergent activist for low income, disabled, LGBTQIA+ and undocumented communities. As a disabled person, Jones wants to assure our gaps in access are attended to, and our collective voice is heard. 

Santos LaRose is a mixed-race Latnix and Indigenous Two Spirit femme hailing from Arizona. She has spent the last decade in the SF Bay area living, loving, breathing and screaming as a poet, writer, sex worker, grass roots organizer and activist. She is an advocate for sex and gender justice, environmental justice, prison abolition, workers’ rights, anti-fascism and anti-capitalism.

Host SF Public Library

Info: Panel: International Transgender Day of Visibility | Facebook

Tuesday, March 30

2. Tuesday, 10:00am – 1:00pm, Climate Displacement: Intersection of Climate Emergency and Immigrant & Refugee Justice

Register: Registration for Climate Displacement: A Solutions-Based Panel (google.com)

  (fill out form to receive invite)

Join us as speakers from Earth Refuge, the International Refugee Assistance Project and Climate Refugees discuss the realities of climate-induced displacement in the US and globally. It is estimated that up to 1 billion people could be displaced by climate-induced change by 2050. However, there are steps being taken to mitigate this crisis. Each organization will outline the steps it is taking internally and externally to address the issue, and what steps can be taken by wider society to do the same.

Host: Immigrant Justice and Climate Refugees Working Group at the UC Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law

Info: Climate Displacement: Intersection of Climate Emergency and Immigrant & Refugee Justice : Indybay

3. Tuesday, 5:00pm 6:30pm (PT); 8:00pm – 9:30pm (EDT), The Enduring Nuclear Threat; A Deeper Look

UFPJ webinar register: Webinar Registration – Zoom

The recent entry into force of the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons brought a welcome positive moment to a bleak disarmament landscape. But none of the nuclear armed states have joined the Treaty, and all are expanding or modernizing their nuclear arsenals.

This webinar, hosted by UFPJ, will provide an update on nuclear weapons policies and programs and an overview of relevant developments in international law. It also will suggest the need to rethink familiar approaches to disarmament, and to shift the focus of disarmament advocacy from recognizing the effects of nuclear weapons to analyzing the causes of nuclear arms racing and of the risks of war among nuclear-armed countries – the same root causes driving many of our other most pressing crises.

Speakers:

Jackie Cabasso, Executive Director of the Western States Legal Foundation, based in Oakland, California, since 1984

John Burroughs, Senior Analyst for the New York City-based Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy (LCNP)

Andrew Lichterman, policy analyst and lawyer with the Oakland, California-based Western States Legal Foundation.

Host: United for Peace and Justice

Wednesday, March 31

4. Wednesday, 11:00am – 12Noon, State of the Union: Trans Rights In Post-Trumpland

Register for further info: State of the Union: Trans Rights In Post-Trumpland Registration, Wed, Mar 31, 2021 at 2:00 PM | Eventbrite

The American transgender community has faced a host of challenges over the last four years, from increased anti-trans policies to a rise in transphobic violence. A new administration has taken over, and while we have reasons to be optimistic, there is still work to be done. On International Transgender Day of Visibility, join us for this two-part discussion as we reflect on how we got to this point, take stock of where we are, and imagine how our government can help us build a better future.

First, we’ll hear from the cast and creators of Trans In Trumpland about their lived experiences under anti-trans policies across the country, both now and during the previous administration. Then we’ll be joined by an expert panel at the forefront of trans and nonbinary policy, who will share insight on the work being done to shape a more equitable and inclusive America. Both parts of the discussion will be moderated by Jeffrey Masters (he/him), Director of Podcasts at Pride Media, publisher of The Advocate and Out Magazine and the creator and host of the long-running interview podcast, LGBTQ&A.

Panelists include:

Ash (he/him), Daisy (she/her), and Rebecca (she/her), Trans in Trumpland cast members

Tony Zosherafatain (he/him), director & host of Trans in Trumpland

Jamie DiNicola (he/him), producer of Trans in Trumpland

Senator Sarah McBride (she/her), First State Senate District of Delaware

Carmarion D. Anderson-Harvey (she/her), Alabama state director, Human Rights Campaign

Mary Emily O’Hara (they/them), rapid response manager, GLAAD

Chase Strangio (he/him, they/them), deputy director for Transgender Justice with the ACLU’s LGBT & HIV Project

Introduction by Chella Man, artist, activist, author, actor and executive producer of Trans in Trumpland

Info: State of the Union: Trans Rights In Post-Trumpland w/ Filmmakers of “Trans In Trumpland” : Indybay

Thursday, April 1

5.  Thursday, 8:00am – 9:00am (PT); 11:00am – 12Noon (ET), DAPL & Line 3 D.C Protest Rally: Indigenous Youth & Allies Demand Build Back Fossil Fuel

Online –livestream:  https://www.facebook.com/ienearth/

In-person: Army Corps of Engineers HQ, 441 G Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20314

WATCH PROMO OF RALLY HERE: https://www.facebook.com/ienearth/videos/vb.186264980641/293445862292984

On April 1st frontline Indigenous youth and organizers from the Dakota Access and Line 3 pipeline fights are traveling to Washington D.C. to demand that President Biden Build Back Fossil Free by stopping these climate-destroying projects.

Five years ago on April 1st, the Sacred Stone Camp was founded and history was made as thousands of people descended to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). On the anniversary of this important moment of international solidarity, we are bringing the spirit of frontline, indigenous pipeline resistance to Washington DC to demand Joe Biden Build Back Fossil Free by revoking the Army Corps permits for Line 3 and shut down DAPL.

Last month, Standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne River Sioux youth ran 93 miles to the site of that resistance to pressure President Biden to shut down the Bakken oil pipeline.

For too long Indigenous communities have carried the weight of our addiction to oil & gas despite their objections. Consultation is not consent. Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) must be the standard for tribal nations impacted by dangerous oil and gas infrastructure.

Indigenous communities are asking Biden to follow their mandate given with their vote; show up for Black, Indigenous and communities of color fighting for to protect water, land, sky and their bodies from toxic pollution and climate change.

ORGANIZATIONS

Indigenous Environmental Network
GINIW Collection
Standing Rock Youth Council
Cheyenne River Grassroots Collective
Honor The Earth
Red Lake Treaty Camp
Manoomin Genawendang Endazhigabeshing
Camp Migizi
Seeding Sovereignty

Info: DAPL & Line 3 D.C. Protest Rally: Indigenous Youth & Allies Demand Build Back Fossil Free! : Indybay

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