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
Thursday, September 5 • 8:00 – 11:30 am
Pack Federal Court! No Asylum Ban!
Gather outside federal court and then show up at the 9:30 am hearing to oppose Trump's ban on folks who must transit through third countries to seek asylum in the United States. Last month people rallied and then packed the courtroom before Judge Tigar granted a preliminary injunction against Trump's asylum transit ban. The Ninth Circuit overturned Tigar in most of the country and sent the case back to the judge — now to hear the case to restore the injunction nationwide. Let's again demonstrate where our communities stand — on the side of folks seeking protection in the United States.
Location: Ronald Dellums Federal Bldg. & U.S. Courthouse, Courtroom 6, 2nd floor, 1301 Clay St. Oakland
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
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