Monday, August 27 • 6:00 pm
SURJ S.F. Direct Action Training
Join SURJ S.F. for a two-part series about allyship in direct actions. They’ll be talking about white privilege in the context of showing up to protests, relationships to police and authority, as well as the nuts and bolts of how direct action works. Inexperienced and experienced people welcome. Part 1 (8/20) focuses on Showing Up As Allies; Part 2 (8/27) on Direct Action. More info
Location: Bethany United Methodist Church, 1270 Sanchez St, San Francisco
August 20 - 24 • Lunchtimes
Help Pass Vital Criminal Justice Reforms
Call Your Legislator (we'll provide the contacts + talking points)!
Join SURJ Bay Area for a statewide week of action in which we devote our lunchtimes to making calls to the legislature to lobby for essential reforms to our criminal justice system. We’ll provide the scripts and the targets, you provide the calls! Click here to learn about the important bills going before the California Legislature this month and to send a templated letter to your representatives. We’ll take care of the rest.
Sunday, August 19 • 9:00 - 10:30 pm
No Candlelight Vigil & Walk for Jessica St. Louis
On July 28, Jessica St. Louis was released from Santa Rita Jail in the middle of the night. Like so many others released from Santa Rita, she had to walk the 1.9 miles to Dublin BART. She would be found outside, unresponsive and declared dead before the station opened at 5:30 am. Join this vigil to demand an end to late night releases and hear the stories of other women who encountered traffickers, were sexually harassed, and braved the cold after release from Santa Rita Jail. More info.
Location: Meet at Santa Rita Jail, Dublin - walk from there to Dublin BART station.
Tuesday, August 7 • 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Night Out for Safety and Liberation
Turn up with us for Night Out for Safety and Liberation to redefine what safety means and to start a different conversation about public safety beyond policing, focusing on how we can build equity, power, and opportunity in our communities. Gather for an evening of food, music, poetry, face painting, games, health and wellness services, educational resources and more. Let's continue to build a narrative that defines safety not in terms of fear, crime, and punishment, but rather as a community that has access to affordable healthcare, housing, food, education, safe and working infrastructure, and more. Get details at www.NOSL.us.
Location: San Antonio Park, 1701 E 19th St. Oakland, CA