Paint Banners Against Hate, Fascism & White Supremacy
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

* We will paint a few very GIANT banners with messages against Hate/fascism/white supremacy and for solidarity, dignity and justice that will be placed at key high visilbity spots around Berkeley next Sunday, as visual support for the public mobilizations.

* When you arrive at Bridge Art and Storage (23 Maine–like the State–Ave at 1st St, Ricmond, CA) facility look for the “ART BUILD” sign w/instruction on how to get in gate. Please park on street and walk in (bring bikes in). It’s 1 1/2 miles from Richmond BART.

* We will be painting outdoors, so dress for sun, and possilbe wind, some on tables, some on the ground. Wear clother you may get paint on.

* We wont be set up for any sign making or painting additional banners (there are other art parties for that UCB Thurs.

* Thanks to and Greenpeace for helping with banner supplies.

* Snacks and drinks to share with other painters welcome.

Policy Cafe & Teach-In @ Sustainable Economies Law Center
Aug 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Do you have an idea to change your community for the better? Do you have questions about policymaking on a local or state level? Do you want to explore your inner policymaker?

Come get answers, ideas, and strategies from our center’s staff, experienced attorneys and policymakers!

This is a two-part event (You can come to both, or either!)

1. From 5:00PM – 5:45PM, there will be a DIY Policymaking teach-in facilitated by Sustainable Economies Law Center’s Policy Director, Yassi Eskandari, and Executive Director, Janelle Orsi. They’ll present best practices for engaging in local and state-level policy issues.

2. From 5:45PM to 7:30PM, we’ll be hosting a Policy Cafe and offering individualized consultations for folks who want to discuss their specific ideas and get advice on questions such as:

  • What are the next steps after I have come up with my policy idea?
  • How do I draft a policy proposal?
  • How do I approach council members, county supervisors, or other legislators about my idea?
  • How do I navigate the legislative process?
  • In what ways can my nonprofit participate in policy advocacy?

 See more info & RSVP here.

forum to discuss this administration’s enforcement and deportation policies- Barbara Lee @ International Community School Gymnasium
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

This week, East Bay residents Maria and Eusebio Sanchez were forced to say goodbye to their three daughters, their home, and the community they have lived in for more than twenty years.

Their deportation is a devastating blow to our community. Maria and Eusebio are model neighbors and friends. Maria has dedicated her life to caring for cancer and cardiac patients at Highland Hospital. Eusebio has worked as a truck driver for the last twelve years. Just last year, they fulfilled their dream of purchasing a home in Oakland. In their spare time, they give back to our community.

But despite their contributions, ICE rejected our calls for compassion and targeted Maria and Eusebio for deportation. I am saddened beyond words by this decision, but my commitment to protecting our immigrant community remains unshaken.

Next week, I will be holding a community forum to discuss this administration’s enforcement and deportation policies, as well as next steps for immigration reform. I hope you and your family will be able to join me for this important discussion. Immigration experts and translators will also attend to contribute to our conversation.

Equity in the Time of Trump @ New Parkway Theater
Aug 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Panel Discussion: “Equity in the Time of Trump.”

We’ll focus on how we can advance justice and build community at a time when exclusion and hate are so prominent in the news. I’ll be joined by Kat Taylor, co-founder and CEO of Beneficial State Bank; Mauricio Miller, author of The Alternative: Most of What You Believe About Poverty Is Wrong; Nwamaka Agbo, senior new-economy fellow at the Movement Strategy Center; and journalist and author Pendarvis Harshaw.

Admission is FREE but space is limited so you have to RSVP:  (get there at 6 p.m. if you’d like to order food from their kitchen to take into the theater!)

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

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.

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:

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.

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

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.


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

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.

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

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.

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


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!

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

Read more:

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.


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.