Calendar

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Oct
25
Mon
Copwatch Class on Community-based Accountability @ Online
Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

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Oct
28
Thu
Building Capacity for Mutual Aid Groups: A Workshop Series @ Online
Oct 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Building Capacity for Mutual Aid Groups

Thu Oct 28th 4:00pm – 5:00pm

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Building Capacity for Mutual Aid Groups: A Workshop Series

4 Sessions, Thursdays, 7 p.m. ET: Oct 28, Nov 18, Dec 9, Jan 20

Sponsored by BCRWFireweed Collective, and Survived & Punished NY

In this series, Dean Spade, author of Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During this Crisis (and the Next), will present four interactive workshops designed for people working in mutual aid groups. Each workshop provides tools for addressing common obstacles and growth areas for people doing sustained work together to meet basic survival needs in their communities. The workshops are appropriate for people doing work in all-volunteer groups or in groups that have some staffing.

October 28: Workshop 1 – No Masters, No Flakes! (more info here)

Group culture, capacity, overwork, procrastination, and perfectionism in mutual aid groups.

November 18: Workshop 2 – Decision-Making (more info here)

Planning and making decisions together in mutual aid groups.

December 9: Workshop 3 – Skills for Abolitionist Practice (more info here)

Giving and receiving feedback in mutual aid groups.

January 20: Workshop 4 – Leadership (more info here)

What does leadership look like in mutual aid groups? Moving together and mobilizing while we fight to survive.

About the Presenter

Dean Spade has been working in movements to build queer and trans liberation based in racial and economic justice for the past two decades. He’s the author of Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law, the director of the documentary “Pinkwashing Exposed: Seattle Fights Back!,” and the creator of the mutual aid toolkit at BigDoorBrigade.com. His latest book is Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During This Crisis (and the Next).

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Oct
29
Fri
BlackRock, Banks, and Biden: Defund Fossil Fuels
Oct 29 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Youth march 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

As we approach the global climate talks in Glasgow, join a global day of action against the biggest funders of climate chaos to demand that banks and finance companies like BlackRock stop funding fossil fuels.

The Youth Climate Finance Alliance and many climate justice organizations have called this worldwide day of action. A growing network of Indigenous Land Defenders, community organizations, climate activists, and student strikers are preparing local events like the one in San Francisco.

Big banks are accelerating the climate crisis by financing fossil fuels – and they must be held accountable. Without funding, fossil fuel projects cannot be built. And that’s exactly what we need in order to stave off the worst effects of the climate emergency

Help paint a block-long street mural with paint made from California wildfire ashes and charcoal. Street Mural Action Initiated by: NDN Collective, Idle No More SF Bay, AIM Foothills Central California Chapter, CA MMIWP2S.  Join Youth vs Apocalypse in a Youth March.

more details/RSVP

or on Facebook

UPDATE: MARIN ACTION, 3:30 PM

Later the same day you can join in the day of action at 3:30 PM for an hour-long protest at Citibank, 666 Third Street near 101, in San Rafael.  Some signs are provided or bring your own.

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Oct
30
Sat
Day of the Dead Vigil and Rally for Medicare for All in San Francisco @ Alta Plaza Park
Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
We will gather at Alta Plaza Park (Jackson St. & Steiner St.) in the Presidio neighborhood of San Francisco at 12 noon and proceed to Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s residence in the style of a funeral procession.
In mourning the tens of thousands of lives lost, we demand Speaker Pelosi take actions to support the passage of Medicare for All into law!

On Saturday, October 30, 2021, we will be mourning the unnecessary deaths of 68,000 Americans annually due to lack of healthcare and also the estimated 285,000+ deaths for the same reason since the beginning of the pandemic.

We will gather at Alta Plaza Park in the Presidio neighborhood of San Francisco at 12 noon. Protesters will be asked to “dress as if you were attending a funeral.” We will carry a life-size coffin with the number “68,000” painted in red in the style of a funeral procession to Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s residence.

In front of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s residence, which is arguably the most haunted place in SF, for her refusal and neglect to take action in the face of so many deaths in the United States of America, we will have a speaker lineup of local activists, representing medical professional, communities of color, immigrants, LGBTQ+ communities and leaders in SF neighborhoods which have been most affected by COVID-19 deaths.

Confirmed Speakers

Ana Malinow (SF physician, lifelong organizer for Medicare for All, former president of Physicians for a National Health Program)

Cynthia Papermaster (SF activist, CodePink Golden Gate/Extinction Rebellion)

Eric Curry (SF activist, currently running for congress in CA-12)

Dr. Joe Jarvis (Author of “The Purple World, Healing the Harm in American Healthcare” https://josephqjarvis.com/)

Kristina Lee (Reproductive Justice Activist and Writer, Freedom Socialist Party and Radical Women)

Laura Fielding (Executive Director, Red Berets Medicare for All & Board Member of Whole Washington)

Patrick Cote (a.k.a. Pat the Berner, Host of Punch Up Pod)

Scott Desnoyers (Healthcare justice activist, https://heal-ca.org/grieving-dad-wont-stop-fighting-for-medicare-for-all/)

Shahid Buttar (SF activist, congressional candidate in CA-12)

This event is co-sponsored by:

CodePink Golden Gate/Extinction Rebellion, Freedom Socialist Party/Radical Women, Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) and Santa Clara County Single Payer Health Care Coalition.

(More to be announced…)

We demand Speaker Nancy Pelosi:

1. Co-sponsor H.R. 1976 immediately

2. Support to bring the bill onto the floor of the seven committees of jurisdiction for hearing (No More Sabotage!)

3. Proactively build support for H.R.1976 among her democratic colleagues

4. Proactively work to build support for H.R 1976 among her republican friends

5. Hold hearings on CMMI and DCEs, which are handing traditional Medicare to Wall Street

6. Take a public pledge not to accept money from health-related industry

Please bring a photo of your loved ones who have been deceased. Please bring a copy of your medical bills, so Speaker Pelosi may visualize the amount of your pain and suffering. We will recite the names of the deceased.

This is a peaceful protest. We strongly recommend protesters wear a mask during the protest, though we ask you to refrain from wearing monster masks that cover your entire face.

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Oct
31
Sun
National Mobilization for Reproductive Justice: SF Federal Building @ Federal Bldg
Oct 31 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Rally and Speak Out:
Protect & expand Roe v. Wade; safe, legal abortion on demand without apology
Repeal the Hyde Amendment
Stop forced sterilization
No to caged kids, forced assimilation & child welfare abuses
Defend queer & trans families
End medical & environmental racism; for universal healthcare
Guarantee medically sound sex education & affordable childcare
Uphold social progress with expanded voting rights & strong unions

Hosted by Bay Area Freedom Socialist Party and Radical Women.
Info: BayAreaFSP [at] socialism.com

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Nov
10
Wed
House the People, Liberate the Land! @ RCD Offices
Nov 10 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Rally and Street Fair

We demand RCD (Resources for Community Development) drop out of UC’s plan to destroy People’s Park!

We demand tenant-controlled public housing and open public space!

Join us outside real estate developer RCD’s offices to demand actual solutions to the housing and economic crises and learn the truth about RCD’s crisis profiteering model.

RCD Offices, Oxford at Allston

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Nov
18
Thu
Building Capacity for Mutual Aid Groups: A Workshop Series @ Online
Nov 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Building Capacity for Mutual Aid Groups

Thu Oct 28th 4:00pm – 5:00pm

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Building Capacity for Mutual Aid Groups: A Workshop Series

4 Sessions, Thursdays, 7 p.m. ET: Oct 28, Nov 18, Dec 9, Jan 20

Sponsored by BCRWFireweed Collective, and Survived & Punished NY

In this series, Dean Spade, author of Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During this Crisis (and the Next), will present four interactive workshops designed for people working in mutual aid groups. Each workshop provides tools for addressing common obstacles and growth areas for people doing sustained work together to meet basic survival needs in their communities. The workshops are appropriate for people doing work in all-volunteer groups or in groups that have some staffing.

October 28: Workshop 1 – No Masters, No Flakes! (more info here)

Group culture, capacity, overwork, procrastination, and perfectionism in mutual aid groups.

November 18: Workshop 2 – Decision-Making (more info here)

Planning and making decisions together in mutual aid groups.

December 9: Workshop 3 – Skills for Abolitionist Practice (more info here)

Giving and receiving feedback in mutual aid groups.

January 20: Workshop 4 – Leadership (more info here)

What does leadership look like in mutual aid groups? Moving together and mobilizing while we fight to survive.

About the Presenter

Dean Spade has been working in movements to build queer and trans liberation based in racial and economic justice for the past two decades. He’s the author of Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law, the director of the documentary “Pinkwashing Exposed: Seattle Fights Back!,” and the creator of the mutual aid toolkit at BigDoorBrigade.com. His latest book is Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During This Crisis (and the Next).

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Nov
19
Fri
CLIMATE EMERGENCY MOBILIZATION TASK FORCE SERIES @ Online
Nov 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

We are the Climate Emergency Mobilization Task Force (CEMTF) a Bay Area coalition of elected officials, city & county staff, nongovernmental organizations, youth, environmental activists, social activists, and front line communities addressing the inequities and causes of the climate emergency. We meet Fridays from 9am-noon, from July-November 2021.

Below are our planned meetings. Visit our website to learn more: https://www.cemtf.org/.

July 30th: Fossil Fuel Free Bay Area

August 20th: Clean and Just Transportation

September 17th: Ecological Protection

October 15th: Just Transition & Green New Deal

November 19th: United Climate Actions

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Dec
9
Thu
Building Capacity for Mutual Aid Groups: A Workshop Series @ Online
Dec 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Building Capacity for Mutual Aid Groups

Thu Oct 28th 4:00pm – 5:00pm

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Building Capacity for Mutual Aid Groups: A Workshop Series

4 Sessions, Thursdays, 7 p.m. ET: Oct 28, Nov 18, Dec 9, Jan 20

Sponsored by BCRWFireweed Collective, and Survived & Punished NY

In this series, Dean Spade, author of Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During this Crisis (and the Next), will present four interactive workshops designed for people working in mutual aid groups. Each workshop provides tools for addressing common obstacles and growth areas for people doing sustained work together to meet basic survival needs in their communities. The workshops are appropriate for people doing work in all-volunteer groups or in groups that have some staffing.

October 28: Workshop 1 – No Masters, No Flakes! (more info here)

Group culture, capacity, overwork, procrastination, and perfectionism in mutual aid groups.

November 18: Workshop 2 – Decision-Making (more info here)

Planning and making decisions together in mutual aid groups.

December 9: Workshop 3 – Skills for Abolitionist Practice (more info here)

Giving and receiving feedback in mutual aid groups.

January 20: Workshop 4 – Leadership (more info here)

What does leadership look like in mutual aid groups? Moving together and mobilizing while we fight to survive.

About the Presenter

Dean Spade has been working in movements to build queer and trans liberation based in racial and economic justice for the past two decades. He’s the author of Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law, the director of the documentary “Pinkwashing Exposed: Seattle Fights Back!,” and the creator of the mutual aid toolkit at BigDoorBrigade.com. His latest book is Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During This Crisis (and the Next).

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