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Aug
23
Wed
Support Bail Reform and Ending Collaboration With ICE: Sacramento @ St. Elizabeth Church
Aug 23 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

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Intro to SURJ @ Sierra Club
Aug 23 @ 6:45 pm – 10:00 pm

Want to get involved with SURJ Bay Area? Come learn about our current work and activities. You’ll also hear about SURJ’s new pathways for entering the work, including Study and Action groups as well as committee work, upcoming workshops, and events. We’ll answer your questions and share how you can get involved in the movement for racial justice.

Getting Into the Lobby:
The doors for the Sierra Club building lock right at 7pm, so please do your best to arrive prior to 7pm. We will have someone stationed at the Webster entrance to the building until 7:15 for late arrivals. If you arrive after 7pm, please use the Webster entrance.

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Aug
24
Thu
Handmaids’ Resistance San Francisco @ Hall of (In)Justice
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

oin us outside the San Francisco Hall of Justice as we protest anti-abortion advocates David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt.

In 2015, David and Sandra released edited footage claiming that Planned Parenthood was selling fetal tissue for profit. These claims were later proven to be completely false. The videos were nothing more than an attempt to slander Planned Parenthood, incite violence against abortion providers, and make abortion inaccessible. David and Sandra are currently being charged with 15 felony counts.

Let’s show them that the State of California will not tolerate anti-choice propaganda and that we stand with Planned Parenthood. Under the Trump regime we cannot afford to be silent when it comes to women’s rights.

Feel free to make your own sign and bring a friend. Handmaid costumes can be provided but please make sure to RSVP so that we know how many to provide.

Please register at:
https://act.weareultraviolet.org/event/handmaids_resist_events/1788

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Signmaking and art party for Rally Against Hate @ UC Berkeley, Sproul Plaza
Aug 24 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us to for a sign making and art party for Bay Area Rally Against Hate. We will make banners, picket signs, posters, and more to show that Berkeley and the Bay Area stand against white supremacism and bigotry in all its forms!

Bring sign making materials: poster board, cloth for banners, markers, paint, paint brushes, etc.

Banner and sign making will be from 12 – 3pm. Then we will flyer on campus and in neighborhoods from 3 – 6pm to get the word out about the demonstration.

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Aug
25
Fri
Friday Night Faith Vigil: Stand Against White Suprremacy @ 16th St. BART
Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

 

Join us at a Faith Vigil to denounce the racism on blatant display in Charlottesville last weekend and the hatred that is coming to our own backyard in 10 days, with white supremacist groups planning a similar rally at Crissy Field. On Friday evening, interfaith voices will lead us in prayerful and powerful resistance against white supremacy, and call out Governor Brown for enabling mass deportation of immigrants through his attempts to amend SB 54 Statewide Sanctuary Bill. This event is jointly sponsored by the San Francisco Catholic Archdiocese Office of Human Life and Dignity, Mission Night Walks, and Faith in Action Bay Area.

Sponsor: Faith in Action Bay Area

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Rock Against Racism @ The Uptown Nightclub
Aug 25 @ 11:45 pm – Aug 26 @ 12:45 am

Lets organize and unify to let these clowns know, this isn’t okay in our city. Fuck racism.

Bands, Dj’s and speakers are all welcome.

 

Left of the Dial and First Round Promotions come to the Uptown Nightclub on the 2nd day of a full weekend of bands, DJ’s, and speakers engaging and encouraging our communities to come out against the far-right’s upcoming activities in SF and Berkeley, and to help raise legal/medical funds for Charlottesville and local antifascist activists.

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Aug
26
Sat
Anti-Racist Rally, San Francisco @ ILWU Hall
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Please join us at the Anti-Racist rally to be held in opposition to the White Supremacists that are organizing a racist rally at Chrissy Fields in San Francisco.

There is a call to assemble at ILWU Hall in the morning, followed by a march to Chrissy Field at 10:00am.

ILWU Hall is at 400 North Point Street in San Francisco. Please meet here.

PLEASE DISREGARD PREVIOUS INFORMATION ABOUT THE LOCATION OF THIS EVENT. THE LOCATION INFORMATION IS KEPT UP TO DATE ON THE EVENT, SO PLEASE CHECK BACK HERE TO MAKE SURE WE HAVEN’T CHANGED THE MEETING POINT.

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Waffles & Zapatismo: 23 years of Zapatista history and thought @ Omni Commons
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm


(Look for our class down in the Basement)

This is the fourth in a series of classes and discussions that include Zapatista history, projects and thinking. The first session focused on the years before the Zapatista Uprising. The 2nd and 3rd classes focused on the 1994 Uprising, the Peace Talks, the San Andrés Accords, the first five Declarations from the Lacandón Jungle and the militarization. This fourth class will focus on the Good Government Boards (Juntas de Buen Gobierno) and the Other Campaign. Classes are free and open to all those interested in learning about the Zapatista movement, which governs its own territory through an anti-capitalist government parallel to that of the Mexican State. We’ll be serving waffles and Zapatista coffee again. Classes are held downstairs at the Omni Commons, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland.

For more information:
Chiapas Support Committee/Comité de Apoyo a Chiapas
P.O. Box 3421, Oakland, CA  94609
Email:

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RESIST – STRENGTH IN NUMBERS @ Crissy Field Beach
Aug 26 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Racism is evil. It must be eradicated from the face of the earth. We will not let facist, racist, morally bankrupt degenerates invade our beautiful city and spew hate. The time for passive tolerance is over. It’s time to stand our ground. Its time to stand up. Its time to come out of comfort zones and speak with one united voice — and send a message that hate has no safe space in San Francisco!

We are not advocating violence or physical conflicts. We are advocating participants — young, old, brave, bold; show up in force, create signs and disrupt the agenda of the unwelcome hate groups. One voice. One people. One love. United we will stand.

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Richmond Progressive Alliance @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Aug 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

There will be a Special Membership Meeting to vote on the RPA’s endorsement for the vacant Richmond City Council seat.  RPA Steering Committee members have been interviewing candidates, and the Steering Committee will bring their recommendations to the membership on 8/26 for a vote.  Membership (and dues renewal) available at the door.

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Flowers Against Fascism @ Ralston Memorial statue
Aug 26 @ 12:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Fifty years ago, San Francisco became world famous for the Summer of Love. It was a frightening time to be alive in 1967, and young people from across the country descended upon the City to tune into a love frequency that they hoped would reverberate against the violence and war marring the globe.

Now in 2017, we find ourselves in similarly frightening times, and any social progress we have made in the last fifty, nay, the last 200 years is at risk of being undone. Fascist ideologues have reached the highest levels of authority, and those now descending upon our fair city are fascists, not hippies. Let us remind them that the Summer of Love never ended — it’s just been resting in the fog.

As white supremacists and neo-Nazis gather in our midst, we’ll tune into the love frequency again and meet their hatred with flowers for their hair. Bring all the cut flowers you can gather to Crissy Field to distribute among rally attendees. Flower crowns strongly encouraged!! Bring your instruments and sing along! Summertime will be a love-in there…

We will meet at the Ralston Memorial statue at 12:30pm and join the ILWU march to Crissy Field when they come through.

**If you are unable to attend but would still like to support this project, we will be announcing a florist partner who will be taking flower orders that we will pick up to distribute.

**Given the outcomes of recent white supremacist rallies, it is expected that violence and terrorism will be directed towards peaceful protesters without provocation. Project participants attend the rally at our own risk, and we likely won’t be able to rely on law enforcement if we are in danger.

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Bay Resistance Brigade Paddle Out @ Crissy Field Center
Aug 26 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Calling all SUP’ers, kayakers, boaters, sailors, surfers, and bay swimmers: we will be in the SF Bay by Crissy Field to show our resistance against white supremacy, neo-Nazism, fascism, and all forms of bigotry. Bring waterproof signs, horns, and your voice. Silence is consent!
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East Bay DSA Single-Payer Healthcare Canvass in South Berkeley
Aug 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

South Berkeley District Canvass

This last Saturday, a team of ten canvassers knocked on doors and had some wonderful conversations with their South Berkeley neighbors about single-payer healthcare in California.

Come join us on Saturday, August 26, in South Berkeley for our next neighborhood canvassing event. For more information, email info@eastbaydsa.org.

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Empathy Tent Pop-Up at SF and Berkeley Right-Left Event @ Civic Center Park
Aug 26 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Aug 26 at 1 PM to Aug 27 at 5 PM

Offering free empathic listening, dialogue, empathy circles, circle facilitation training, conflict mediation, mediation training, de-escalation, arts and empathic design (human-centered design) project team building.
more: http://j.mp/2tWBVxK

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No Hate in San Francisco @ Crissy Field
Aug 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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Calling All Clowns: Fascism is no laughing matter @ Crissy Field Beach
Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Resistance SF was asked to post this call out under our umbrella and we are happy to oblige!

This is a call for a contingent of anti-racist, anti-fascist clowns to descend upon Crissy Field August 26th, 2017. We will mercilessly ridicule any neo-nazis, white supremacists, or alt right trolls who dare show their face in San Francisco.

We have no leader here but we encourage you to join with your biting wit, your absurdity, your balloons, your signs, your red noses, wigs, and other clowning accoutrements.

Our goals:

* To provide safety through distraction and disguise. We can be a buffer to draw attention and shield those most vulnerable and likely to be targetted by right wing extremists.

* To provide a counter-point to the hatred of fascists, neo-nazi, white nationalist “alt-right” by exposing them for the fools that they are through humor.

* To confront and mock fragile egos, garbage ideas, and the toxic, delicate form of masculinity endemic to the far right.

* To encourage new people to join action with creative resistance.

Has humor and mockery been used effectively when facing off against white supremacists and fascists? Yes!

https://www.colorlines.com/articles/clowns-attack-kkk-rally-charlotte-nc-humor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZdj_7dTfCs

More generally “laughtivism” has proven an enduring and effective tactic in social movements.

Read more:

http://beautifultrouble.org/case/clandestine-insurgent-rebel-clown-army/

http://www.everydayrebellion.net/methods/humor-and-laughtivism/

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Film Screening: Hate Man, Street Philosopher @ Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

BERKELEY — The film “Hate Man, street philosopher,” about the former New York Times reporter Mark Hawthorne who quit the paper and became a colorful fixture of Berkeley street life for more than three decades, will be screened on Aug. 26 at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2155 Center St.

The free screening of the film, made by local filmmaker Ivan Jaigirdar, will occur at 2 p.m. as part of a city-sponsored event celebrating Hawthorne that also will include a city proclamation in Hate Man’s honor. The showing, appropriately, will be outdoors.

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Interfaith Secular Gathering to Affirm Solidarity @ Civic Center Park
Aug 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm


Beyt Tikkun Invitation to all faith communities, secular-humanists and atheists to join at Civic Center Park for inter-faith secular gathering, Saturday, August 26, 3:00 pm, gathering to assemble the day before to affirm solidarity with those who will be nonviolently protesting Sunday.

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Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! @ Paris Baguette
Aug 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Strike Debt is building a debt resistance movement. We believe that most individual debt is illegitimate and unjust. Most of us fall into debt because we are increasingly deprived of the means to acquire the basic necessities of life: health care, education, and housing. Because we are forced to go into debt simply in order to live, we think it is right and moral to resist it.

Come get connected with SDBA’s projects!
  • Promoting single-payer / Medicare for All to end the plague of medical debt
  • Presenting debt-related topics at forums and workshops
  • Working on debarring US Banks that have been convicted of felonies from municipal contracts, and divesting from the Wall St. banks
  • Tiny Homes and other solutions for the homeless.
  • money bail reform and fighting modern day debtors’ prisons and exploitative ticketing and fining schemes
  • Student debt resistance. Check out the Debt Collective, our sister organization
  • helping out America’s only non-profit check-cashing organization and fighting against usurious for-profit pay-day lenders and their ilk
  • Promoting the concept of Basic Income
  • Advocating for Postal banking
  • Organizing for public banking in Oakland! We made the first steps happen… now there’s a spinoff group
  • Bring your own debt-related project!

If you are new to Strike Debt and want to come early, meet one or two of us and get a briefing on our projects before we dive into our agenda, email us at strike.debt.bay.area@gmail.com .

 Also check out our website, our twitter feed, our radio segments and our Facebook page. Take a look at our Public Banking website, Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland.
Strike Debt Bay Area is an offshoot of Occupy Oakland and Strike Debt, itself an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street.

Strike Debt – Principles of Solidarity

Strike Debt is building a debt resistance movement. We believe that most individual debt is illegitimate and unjust. Most of us fall into debt because we are increasingly deprived of the means to acquire the basic necessities of life: health care, education, and housing. Because we are forced to go into debt simply in order to live, we think it is right and moral to resist it.

We also oppose debt because it is an instrument of exploitation and political domination. Debt is used to discipline us, deepen existing inequalities, and reinforce racial, gendered, and other social hierarchies. Every Strike Debt action is designed to weaken the institutions that seek to divide us and benefit from our division. As an alternative to this predatory system, Strike Debt advocates a just and sustainable economy, based on mutual aid, common goods, and public affluence.

Strike Debt is committed to the principles and tactics of political autonomy, direct democracy, direct action, creative openness, a culture of solidarity, and commitment to anti-oppressive language and conduct. We struggle for a world without racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and all forms of oppression.

Strike Debt holds that we are all debtors, whether or not we have personal loan agreements. Through the manipulation of sovereign and municipal debt, the costs of speculator-driven crises are passed on to all of us. Though different kinds of debt can affect the same household, they are all interconnected, and so all household debtors have a common interest in resisting.

Strike Debt engages in public education about the debt-system to counteract the self-serving myth that finance is too complicated for laypersons to understand. In particular, it urges direct action as a way of stopping the damage caused by the creditor class and their enablers among elected government officials. Direct action empowers those who participate in challenging the debt-system.

Strike Debt holds that we owe the financial institutions nothing, whereas, to our friends, families and communities, we owe everything. In pursuing a long-term strategy for national organizing around this principle, we pledge international solidarity with the growing global movement against debt and austerity.

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Left of the Dial: Antifascist Benefit for Charlottesville @ The Golden Bull Bar
Aug 26 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm
lod.jpg This month’s Left of the Dial will be extended to a weekend of anti-fascist resistance in the Bay Area.
In addition to the regular nights at the Golden Bull and St. Mary’s Pub, two additional nights have been added as emergency benefits for the medical and legal funds for anti-fascists of Charlottesville.

Join the Left of the Dial crew for another night of left-leaning vinyl
Funk, Soul, Reggae, Hip Hop, Punk, and anything in between that grooves with an anti-racist, anti-fascist lean.

Every last Saturday of the month
No Cover, 21+

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