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Aug
22
Tue
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.


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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!)

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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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Aug
24
Thu
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
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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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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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.

More

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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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Aug
27
Sun
Bay Area Rally Against Hate
Aug 27 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

We’re residents of the Bay Area — people of color, working class people, immigrants, queer, gay, bi, and trans people, liberals, leftists, and others. We think it’s time to get together, to celebrate our differences in solidarity, and peacefully speak out against the hateful currents in American society.

Fascists and white supremacists are meeting in Berkeley to try to intimidate us and incite violence. We’re meeting near UC Berkeley campus, blocks away and on the other side of the downtown, for a non-violent rally to speak to each other about the world we want. Join us, bring snacks, bring signs!

Endorsed by:

Alameda County Labor Council
Berkeley Federation of Teachers (BFT)
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Social Justice Committee
Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) – East Bay
Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) – San Francisco
Green Party
International Socialist Organization
Labor Rising (Bay Area)
Laurel Cyclery
Muslim Student Association – UC Berkeley
Oscar Grant Organizing Committee
Socialist Alternative
Solidarity – Bay Area
System Change not Climate Change – Bay Area
Tech Workers Coalition
UAW 2865, Berkeley Unit
Workers’ Voice / La Voz de los Trabajadores
Cathy Campbell, President, Berkeley Federation of Teachers*
Kathryn Lybarger, President, AFSCME-3299*

*Organization listed for identification purposes only

To endorse: https://goo.gl/forms/Io7CD7HI67qMm5ji1

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Protest the White Supremacist Rally: Communities Against Racism & Fascism @ Civic Center Park
Aug 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The bigotry, racism and violence that far-right organizers are bringing to Berkeley on August 27th cannot be allowed to go unanswered. Their event will be a magnet for white supremacists, Nazi enthusiasts, anti-Muslims and anti-Semites, feminist bashers, home/trasphobes, anti-communists and immigrant haters, all gathered under the theme “No Marxism in America.”

We want to build on Charlottseville, VA where 6,000 brave protesters shut down the neo-Nazi rally. Let’s stand shoulder to shoulder with those targeted by bogotry in a unified, orderly, and strong counter-demo. History has shown that by taking a stand we can stop the far right when the are still small. Ignoring them only encourages them!

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Join With People of Faith for the Rally and Protest @ first Congregational Church of Berkeley
Aug 27 @ 12:15 pm – 2:30 pm


 A group of congregants, with leadership from the Justice Council Coordinating Team, have decided that we will gather with many other People of Faith for Sunday’s rally against the alt-right, white supremacy, and anti-Semitism at the August 27th rally and protest.

We will assemble at the first Congregational Church of Berkeley at Dana and Channing between 12:15 and 12:30 on Sunday then process together down Channing to the Civic Center where we will join others in front of old City Hall on Martin Luther King. We will be accompanied by a singing group led by Betsy Rose called Occupella.

There have been meetings between several of the groups that will be protesting and the mayor’s office and the Berkeley Police Department to lessen the likelihood of violent confrontations. We understand that people have valid concerns and fears about violence erupting. Our understanding is that the people of faith will be processing into the Civic Center if it is safe to do so.

We encourage everyone to bring the following: water, snacks, and a bandanna or something that you could put in front of your face in the unlikely case of teargas. If there are others that you want to be buddies with, let us know. We want to make certain that everyone has 2 buddies before we leave from the church for the Civic Center.

Please let the justice council coordinating team (justicecouncil@uuoakland.org)  know:

~ If you will be attending

~ Tell us if you have buddies or not

~Your cell phone number and any special needs you have

~Have you attended a recent non-violence training?

We will assign buddies if you don’t have one or two, and will share your information among all of you. Please call each other ahead of time or just connect at 12:15 on Sunday at the faith group assembly location. We are marching and protesting in the spirit of Martin Luther King and many others who have come before us to stand against hate and for justice.

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Empathy Tent Pop-Up at SF and Berkeley Right-Left Event @ Civic Center Park
Aug 27 @ 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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Aug
28
Mon
Occupella Sing Along – Tax the Rich @ Solano Avenue in front of the old Oaks Theater
Aug 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Occupella organizes informal public singing at Bay Area occupation sites, marches and at BART stations. We sing to promote peace, justice, and an end to corporate domination, especially in support of the Occupy movement.

Music has the power to build spirit, foster a sense of unity, convey messages and emotions, spread information, and bring joy to participants and audience alike. See spirited clip of an action at BART. Check out the actions calendar and come add your voice. There are lots of ways to participate and everyone is welcome.

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Sep
8
Fri
All Out to Stop Urban Shield! @ County Building
Sep 8 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The weekend of September 8th, Alameda County will host the controversial SWAT training, war games and weapons expo, Urban Shield. We will gather on September 8th, across communities, to end it & resist police militarization around the world!

With the current manifestations of violence under the Trump administration, it is more important than ever to urge the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to end this racist and Islamaphobic event and invest in emergency preparedness that benefits the health and wellbeing of our communities.

Join the Stop Urban Shield Coalition to say NO to policing, militarization and state violence! Join us in resisting violence against our communities and in fighting for genuine visions of justice, safety, and self-determination including trainings and resources on: People’s Fire Safety, Earthquake Kits, and How to Be Cop-Free

4PM // Rally at Alameda County Board of Supervisor’s Office, 1221 Oak St., Oakland CA
5PM // Community Fair at South Amphitheater Lake Merritt

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