Friday, August 23 • 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Never Again for Anyone: Action at ICE
Join the Month of Momentum, 30 Days of Action to Close the Camps, JVP, SURJ, and IJAN for an action that explores the connection between the forced displacement of asylum seekers and refugees coming into the US and their confinement in US concentration camps with the ongoing forced displacement of the Palestinian people, as a result of the founding and on-going colonization of Palestine by the state of Israel, and the confining of Palestinian people into walled ghettos, refugee camps and the large concentration camp of Gaza. More info.
Location: ICE, 630 Sansome St, San Francisco
Tuesday, August 13 • 7:00 – 9:00 pm
SURJ Marin: Conversations from the Heart
Have you found yourself involved in challenging conversations with family, friends, neighbors and co-workers about race? Join SURJ Marin to practice these conversations in a safe and supportive space. Whether you’d like to share your current interest in racial justice, talk with your loved ones and neighbors about changing the name of the Dixie School District, discuss what it means to ‘take a knee’ when the national anthem is played, or engage in conversation about our country’s treatment of migrants and asylum seekers, you’ll come away with more confidence in your ability to stay in conversation around important issues related to racial justice. Come learn how to engage and respond effectively. Do your part to break white silence! Event is free. Register today.
Location: First Presbyterian San Anselmo, 72 Kensington Road, San Anselmo
Tuesday, August 6 • 6:45 – 9:00 pm
Introduction to SURJ
Want to get involved with SURJ Bay Area? Come learn about our current work and activities. You’ll hear about SURJ's pathways for entering the work, including committee work, upcoming workshops, and events. We'll answer your questions and share how you can get involved in the movement for racial justice. Please RSVP - space is limited.
Location: Loper Chapel, First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley
Thursday, August 1 • 6:30 – 9:00 pm
World Without Walls: An evening with Janna Jihad
Join AROC to hear from Janna Jihad Tamimi, 13 year-old Palestinian activist, one of the youngest accredited journalists in the world - and Ambassador of Shamsaan, a South African children’s rights organization. They will screen Radiance of Resistance, a documentary film featuring the Tamimi family. Janna will be joining as part of her month-long speaking tour of the United States.
Location: Greenlining Institute, 360 14th Street, Oakland
Tuesday, July 23 • 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Civil SF: The Urgency of Now, San Francisco Human Rights Commission's 55 Anniversary Celebration
Join the San Francisco Human Rights Commission for a day of panel discussions and keynote by Dr. Cornel West! This year’s theme, Civil SF: The Urgency of Now, is an opportunity to reflect on where the agency is now in contrast with our founding to address anti-Black racism, and discuss strategies for how we can achieve the racial equity goals that inspired our creation. Tickets are $30, click here to RSVP.
Location: San Francisco War Memorial, Green Room, 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
Sponsorship 101 Webinar: How You Can Help Migrants Coming to the Bay Area
The images are jarring. Immigrant kids in cages. No room to lie down. No running water. Immigrant detention centers are the concentration camps of our time. Our duty is to #CloseTheCamps and give respite to and welcome those who have had to endure them. Join SURJ Bay Area and the Asylum Seekers Sponsorship Project for an informational "webinar" - an internet conference call - to find out how you can sponsor (host) and/or accompany folks who have arrived in the current migratory wave. Please register in advance for either of these webinars:
• Friday July 19, 2019, at 7:00 PM P/T
• Saturday July 20, 2019, at 10:00 AM P/T
Please be sure to download the free Zoom app so you can fully participate in the call. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
THIS MONTH • July 7 – 21 • 5:00 pm
Stand Up Against ICE Raids!
Trump is threatening our immigrant loved ones and neighbors with mass raids and deportations. We're standing up against his racist and repressive attacks. The day any raids take place, we'll gather at 5:00 pm at ICE HQ. Raids tear apart families and cast a shadow on whole communities, making it difficult to go to work, school or live free from fear. Let's stand together – and respond with power, not panic. Watch this event page and text RESIST to 41411 for updates. Sponsored by Bay Resistance and AROC: Arab Resource and Organizing Center.
Location: ICE Headquarters, 630 Sansome St. San Francisco
Monday, July 1 • 9:30 – 11:00 am
S.F. Playdate Protest to #CloseTheCamps
This is a playdate protest that centers our kids, calling on Congresswoman Pelosi to do everything in her power to unify her party to close the concentration camps where children, families and other immigrants are suffering and dying. We'll be reading stories, singing songs, playing and making movement art. We'll also hear from families who've been directly impacted and make our voices heard all the way to Pelosi's office. Sponsored by Hand in Hand, Bay Resistance, SURJ S.F., and Rice and Beans Childcare Cooperative.
Location: 98 7th St. San Francisco - Gather in the Federal Building courtyard behind the Bamboo Asia restaurant (along Mission St).
Tuesday, June 25 • 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Deport ICE Richmond: No City Money For Deportation
After passing the nation's first sanctuary contracting ordinance to make sanctuary status real by ending contracts with ICE data brokers, the City of Richmond is trying to weasel out of the law and extend their contract with Vigilant Solutions until 2022. It's been postponed twice now, but June 25 will be the decision day. Vigilant Solutions is in contract with ICE to provide access to billions of license plate reader scans to help immigration enforcement hunt and track undocumented people and their families, friends and associates. ACLU has documented 9,000 ICE agents with access to Vigilant's LEARN database and 30,000 searches a month. Richmond City, while they have cut ICE off from their data, is still sending license plate scans with the real time location of city residents, workers and visitors to the Border Patrol and wants to give another $30,000 to a tech company making deportations happen. Please come down and help us stop it. Learn more.
Location: Richmond City Council, 440 Civic Center Plz, Richmond
Tuesday, June 18 • 7:00 – 9:00 pm
All Our Trials: Prisons, Policing, and the Feminist Fight to End Violence
Join author Emily Thuma in conversation with Bay Area organizers and activists Diana Block of California Coalition for Women Prisoners and Rachel Herzing of Center for Political Education, for an event that puts Thuma’s new book, All Our Trials, Prisons, Policing, and the Feminist Fight to End Violence in dialogue with contemporary campaigns against imprisonment and policing. For details and accessibility information, please check out the event link. Sponsored by California Coalition for Women Prisoners, Center for Political Education and Critical Resistance Oakland.
Location: Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics, 518 Valencia Street, San Francisco
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