Thursday, October 3 • 11:00 am
Webinar: Black Migrants Trapped in Mexico, with Special Guest Kendrick Sampson
Join Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) online to hear about conditions in Tapachula, Mexico, where hundreds of Black immigrants from the Caribbean and Africa have been protesting, trapped in southern Mexico by the U.S. ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy. BAJI’s Executive Director, Nana Gyamfi, and Legal Manager, Tsion Gurmu, were joined on an emergency trip to Tapachula by actor/activist Kendrick Sampson, co-founder of BLD PWR. They’ll share their first-hand account of the denial of civil liberties they witnessed and share what the demands and needs are of the some 20,000 Black immigrants at our Southern border whose stories are untold and their plight overlooked. Click here for a link to the first video in a series of interviews. Register for the webinar here.
Monday, September 23 • 7:00 – 9:00 pm
An Evening with Land & Water Protectors
Climate Justice SF and Intertribal Friendship House invite you to hear firsthand accounts of Indigenous-led resistance to pipelines. Three of the most effective organizers on Turtle Island – Anne White Hat, Cherri Foytlin, and Mark Tilsen – will talk about about ongoing work against Energy Transfer Partners, community resiliency in the Gulf South, and visions and plans for how to fight back. The event will also feature Mutual Aid Media’s film “L’eau Est La Vie: From Standing Rock to the Swamp.” The event is free but donations for the speakers are appreciated.
Location: Intertribal Friendship House, 523 International Blvd. Oakland
Monday, September 16 • 11 am – 8:00 pm
Free The Children, Close the Camps: A Day Of Action
Join this Day of Action to protest the caging of children and migrant families. Protest the crisis at the border and the detention of young children and adults in a inhumane conditions! Close the Camps! Free the Children! Amnesty Now! The day kicks off with an 11:00 am rally, a noon march to S.F. City Hall, a 3:00 pm protest at ICE, then back to 24th & Mission for a closing celebration and protest. Sponsors include A Day Without Immigrants San Francisco and other Mission organizations.
Location: 24th Street BART Station, City Hall, ICE building, San Francisco
Wednesday, September 11 • 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Jewish Voice for Peace: Conversation with Rebecca Vilkomerson
Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) Bay Area is excited to host a conversation between Penny Rosenwasser and Rebecca Vilkomerson, JVP's outgoing Executive Director. Rebecca will reflect on her ten years building JVP into a national grassroots powerhouse, touching on the evolution of our approach to being accountable and effective allies, working in broader coalitions, fighting the conflation of antisemitism and antizionism, and our ongoing work to strengthen the organization's anti-racist framework.
Location: Greenlining Institute, 360 14th St., Oakland
Monday, August 26 • 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Free Screening of the Film “Waking Dream” followed by Panel Discussion
Join Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity and First Presbyterian Church for an evening of film and dialogue. “Waking Dream” weaves together the stories of six undocumented young people as they sit in limbo between deportation and a path to citizenship. The post-screening panel will broaden immigration discourse beyond DACA and provides concrete ways to act. Panelists include the filmmaker Theo Rigby, directly-impacted community members, and community organizations. Event is free but please register here.
Location: The New Parkway, 474 24th St. Oakland
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