Monday, July 16 • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Protest Life Without Parole in Sacramento
Join CURB members and California Coalition for Women Prisoners as we visit the capitol to present Governor Brown with our request for him to commute every Life Without Parole Sentence in the state of California.
We will also visit state assembly members to urge their support for SB 1393 (Mitchell) to restore judicial discretion to the very harmful 5-year sentencing enhancement for prior serious felonies. Attendees are also encouraged to attend a training session on July 16th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Seneca Family of Agencies (6925 Chabot Road, Oakland). RSVP for the lobby day and learn more about the training here!
Location: California State Capitol, 1315 10th St B-27 Sacramento
Monday, July 9 • 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Webinar: Immigrant Justice Curricula for Non-Immigrants
If you're interested in organizing white or non-immigrants to support immigrant justice, please join the Catalyst Project's webinar to learn about facilitating effective action. This curriculum was developed for white, non-immigrants to be more effective and accountable in their migrant justice work and to have a deeper understanding of how white supremacy impacts immigration historically and today.To get the most out of this facilitation training, please read the immigrant justice curricula before joining the call. RSVP for the webinar here to get the call details.
Location: Online webinar, RSVP here to get the call-in details
Monday, July 2 • 3:00 - 6:00 pm
Families Belong Together Playdate Protest
Join us today with your family or on your own as part of a state-wide day of action to show ICE that they are not welcome to operate in our Bay Area community. There will be art and music activities for kids. This event is open to all and will be a safe action. There will be a bigger action happening alongside the families and kids. You can RSVP here.
If you can't make it today, here are some actions to take from home and a sign up sheet to join a playdate on July 10. If you want to organize your own playdate, here's a helpful guide.
Location: San Francisco ICE Building, 630 Sansome Street
FEATURED EVENT • Saturday, June 30 • NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION
On this day, people are rallying in Washington, D.C. and around the country to demand an end to the Trump Administration's cruel immigration policies. Join Bay Resistance, Mujeres Unidas y Activas, Faith in Action, SURJ, and other Bay Area social justice groups to protest human rights abuses at the border and lift up the ongoing work of immigrant-led organizations. Here are some of the local actions:
• Oakland: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Family-friendly Event at Lake Merritt Labyrinth, 500 Bellevue Ave. with activities for children. Sponsored by Alphabet Rockers, Abundant Beginnings, Destiny Arts Center & others • More info
• Oakland: 4:30 - 6:00 pm Human Billboard, intersection of Harrison St. and Grand Ave. Sponsored by SURJ Bay Area • More info
• Richmond: 11:00 am Rally at West Valley Detention Center, 5555 Giant Hwy. Sponsored by Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, Mujeres Unidas y Activas, Kehilla Community Synagogue & others • More Info
• Berkeley: 12:00 - 4:00 pm Rally at Old City Hall, 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way Sponsored by National Domestic Workers Alliance, ACLU, Indivisible & others • More Info
• San Francisco: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm March from Mission Dolores Park (19th & Dolores) to rally at City Hall, Sponsored by Indivisible SF, Women's March & others • More Info
• San Leandro: 9:00 am March from City Hall (35 E. 14th St.) to rally at Root Park • More info
• Concord: 10:00 am Protest, Todos Santos Plaza, 2175 Willow Pass Rd. • More info
• Alameda: 12:00 noon Human Billboard & Vigil, Intersection of Park St. & Santa Clara Ave. Sponsored by Alameda Progressives & Alameda Justice Alliance • More infoFind a #FamiliesBelongTogether Event Near You
Monday, June 18, 2018 • 2:30 - 5:00 pm
Berkeley Residents: Withdraw Berkeley Police from Urban Shield
We need your support to withdraw the Berkeley Police Department from Urban Shield, the SWAT team training and weapons expo that brings together local, regional, and international police-military units. The Berkeley subcommittee meeting on Urban Shield has been rescheduled for today, with the public comment period at the beginning. The police are continuing to organize against the subcommittee's decision to withdraw the city from Urban Shield and we need to pack the room and hold the City accountable to withdrawing despite police pressure. Please come to the meeting (talking points provided) and send an email to Council if you haven't already (see template here).
Monday, June 11 • 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Sanctuary Neighborhood Workshop
Come learn how to build a sanctuary neighborhood and defend your community from ICE in your workplace, school, congregation, or home. This training is organized by Bay Area Sanctuary Neighborhoods, a project initiated by Arab Resource & Organizing Center, Bay Resistance, Hand in Hand, Immigrant Liberation Movement, Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, La Colectiva, Mujeres Unidas y Activas, PODER, and Xicana Moratorium Coalition. Sanctuary Neighborhoods brings together neighbors, schools, small businesses, workers, people of faith and congregations who have pledged to defend our communities from ICE. We are each others sanctuary. RSVP here.
Location: Impact Hub S.F., 1885 Mission St. San Francisco
Saturday, June 9 • 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Immigrant Solidarity Rapid Response Training
Join SURJ, the Immigrant Liberation Movement, and Alameda County Immigration Legal and Education Partnership for a solidarity training for immigrant freedom and justice in the East Bay. Participants will train in monitoring ICE activity, accompanying impacted families and other ways to strengthen existing local immigrant defense. Tickets are sliding scale, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. RSVP for tickets & location here!
Location: Shared upon RSVP
Monday, May 28 • 10 - 11:30 am & Tuesday, May 29 • 5:00 pm
Two Days of Action to Protect the West Berkeley Shellmound
Join us on Monday for an interfaith prayer gathering to honor the Bay Area's indigenous ancestors at the West Berkeley Shellmound, the oldest Ohlone sacred site. On Tuesday, we will voice opposition to the desecration of the sacred site at the Berkeley City Council meeting. Show up at the beginning of the meeting, submit for public comment, and state that you are in support of the Shellmound and want them to take action to save it from development. The site is at risk of desecration by a five- story condo and shopping development. Contributions can be made to the Shellmound Legal Defense Fund.
Locations: Interfaith Prayer Gathering: 1900 4th St, Berkeley, California 94710
City Council Meeting: 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley
Tuesday, May 22 • 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Workshop on Immigration with Yosimar Reyes & Cathi Tactaquin
As Trump continues to criminalize, demonize, and deport thousands of immigrants, how to we respond to the onslaught and support our communities? Come hear two important voices on the issues - Cathi Tactaquin, Executive Director of the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights and Yosimar Reyes, a queer, undocumented artist-in-residence at Define American. This is a free event, but please register here.
Location: Lincoln, 1266 14th St. Oakland
TODAY, Monday, May 14 • 11:30 am
Justice for Sahleem Rally & Petition Delivery at D.A. Nancy O'Malley's Office
Since Sahleem Tindle was murdered by BART Police Officer Joseph Mateu on January 3rd, nearly 30,000 people have signed the petition calling for justice for Sahleem. Join Mothers Fight Back, Anti-Police Terror Project, Love Not Blood, and Color of Change as they deliver the petition to the office of D.A. Nancy O'Malley, the only one with the power to bring charges against Mateu. RSVP now.
Location: Start at 1225 Fallon St. march to 2040 Webster St. Oakland