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9:30 am “Close the Camps” – Sunday Morning Forum with Bill Ong HIng @ First Unitarian of SF
“Close the Camps” – Sunday Morning Forum with Bill Ong HIng @ First Unitarian of SF
Sep 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
This is the opening Sunday, September 15, of the UUSF Sunday Morning Forum series: Bill Ong Hing, JD, Director of Immigration and Deportation Defense Clinic of the University of San Francisco will be our speaker. Professor Hing recently returned from a visit to the Texas Border Center where he worked as part of a legal team to inspect the Clint facility, and interviewed the children. He will describe this experience and explain legal aspects of the current laws affecting immigration practices. Dr. Hing’s expertise includes Immigration Law and Policy, Migration … Continued
10:00 am Antidotes to White Fragility Workshop @ Sierra Club
Antidotes to White Fragility Workshop @ Sierra Club
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
What skills, tools and approaches are useful in encouraging white people to sustain balanced engagement with anti-racism/racial justice education and work? How can we cultivate resilience (as opposed to white fragility) in ourselves, our communities, and our movements? White Fragility is defined by Robin DiAngelo as “A state in which even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves. These moves include the outward display of emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and behaviors such as argumentation, silence, and leaving the stress-inducing situation … Continued
10:30 am Gloria Steinem was a CIA Agent. @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Gloria Steinem was a CIA Agent. @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Sep 15 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library Gloria Steinem was a CIA Agent. She proudly admits it, so does the CIA. After a brief introduction from ICSS member Eugene Ruyle, we will have an open discussion of two readings: 1. The feminist was a spook, By Markos Kounalakis https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-gloria-steinem-cia-20151025-story.html 2. The Mighty Wurlitzer: How the CIA Played America https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/csi-publications/csi-studies/studies/vol52no2/intelligence-in-recent-public-literature-1.html FREE – but hat will be passed for donations to ICSS About Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library A weekly discussion series inspired by our respect for the work of Karl Marx and … Continued
11:00 am Climate Justice – Non-Violent Direct Training @ Omni Commons
Climate Justice – Non-Violent Direct Training @ Omni Commons
Sep 15 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
ACTIVATING THE ENTIRE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA for the Global Climate Strike September 20-27, 2019 & beyond WHAT IS NVDA? NVDA stands for Non-Violent Direct Action. Examples of nonviolent direct action (also known as nonviolence, nonviolent resistance, or civil resistance) can include sit-ins, strikes, workplace occupations, or street blockades.66983
2:00 pm Alternatives to Policing 5: Verbal De-Escalation @ First Congregational Church of Oakland
Alternatives to Policing 5: Verbal De-Escalation @ First Congregational Church of Oakland
Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Community security and safety strategies are a critical component to building alternatives to policing and the prison industrial complex. This training will offer folks a chance to learn about the history of community security and safety, dig into some practical verbal de-escalation skills, with an emphasis on intervening in emotional crisis, and practice scenarios they might face in their day to day. Let’s build the alternatives we so desperately need together! Please wear comfortable clothing you can move in! We ask for a sliding scale donation of any amount to … Continued
2:00 pm Berkeley Police Review Commission Charter Amendment People’s Campaign @ Sports Basement
Berkeley Police Review Commission Charter Amendment People’s Campaign @ Sports Basement
Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
special large meeting to launch a broad community campaign to get a charter amendment for a stronger police review commission in Berkeley on the 2020 ballot. Phase 1 of our ongoing campaign: -Recruit more people, from different sectors of the community, to get involved with this issue. -Educate the public about the need for a stronger police review function in Berkeley, especially given the continuing racial disparities in policing. -Build public pressure on the Mayor & City Council to put the charter amendment (Arreguin/Harrison version, which is currently under consideration) … Continued
2:00 pm Extinction Rebellion @ Dolores Park
Extinction Rebellion @ Dolores Park
Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
General Meeting   Our September General Meeting  will be an informal gathering to greet new and ongoing rebels and help them plug in to upcoming events. We’ll be on the south side of the park – look for the Extinction Rebellion banner. Come on down! Ready to Swarm? After the general meeting, hang around for Swarming Training – as we go over what swarming is, how it works, how to be a police liaison and a lookout, and how to de-escalate tense situations. We’ll be doing plenty of practice and role … Continued
2:00 pm Reforming the Berkeley Police Commission @ Sports Basement
Reforming the Berkeley Police Commission @ Sports Basement
Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The 2018 Charter Amendment for a strengthened police commission is back for 2020. Please join a short-term “push,” over the next two months, to get the amendment on the ballot.  Community members will meet for an hour on Sunday afternoon September 15 to get organized for action. This push will not require you to go door-to-door or get signatures on petitions.  It will not require raising money. All that is necessary is for you to talk to people you already know, in your organization, congregation, union, club, or family and … Continued
4:00 pm Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Sep 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall. If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph. If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland. (Note: we tend … Continued
4:00 pm Santa Rita Jail Support @ Lake Merritt BART
Santa Rita Jail Support @ Lake Merritt BART
Sep 15 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join APTP in offering hot food, drinks, snacks, and solidarity to releasees and visitors at Santa Rita Jail! Let us know you’ll be there by sending us a text at (510) 686-3284. Prisons function to repress, warehouse and extract labor from primarily those of us who are Black or poor. We believe that solidarity is a weapon of resistance, and that we must respond to the basic needs of our community while also confronting state terror. In honor of Dujuan Armstrong Jr. who entered Santa Rita Jail for a weekend … Continued