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May 2019

Event Start DateEvent
05/01/2019 Wednesday, May 1st, May Day rally and march, Oakland. The Longshoreman's Union (ILWU) will be marching from Howard Terminal and should arrive at Oscar Grant Plaza by approximately 2:00 pm, for the 3:00 pm event scheduled there. So we'll be tabling there (in front of Oakland City Hall) starting at 2:00 pm! For more info, please see: http://sflaborcouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/04-08-19Resolution-in-Support-of-May-Day-2019-International-Solidarity-for-Workers-Rights-and-Immigrant-Rights.pdf and: https://occupyoakland.org/event/international-workers-day-mobilization/?instance_id=309934
05/01/2019 MAY 1st: MARCH & RALLY
Organized by Oakland Sin Fronteras, ILWU, and Bay Area May Day Coalition.
"Oakland Sin Fronteras invites you to join us on May Day for an International Workers Day march and general strike. This is a family and community oriented march to build power and fight back against the attacks on our communities. We uplift the peoples call for a general national strike on May Day to show our power on this economic system. Get ready with your signs, organize your family, friends and neighbors and join our May Day March!"
Gather: 3:00 PM @ Oscar Grant Plaza, 14th St and Broadway
Rally: 3:30 PM
March: 4:00 PM towards Lake Merritt Amphitheater
Closing Rally and Resource Fair: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM at Lake Merritt Amphitheater
For more information & flyer please visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/314541869257386/
05/02/2019 DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL | MAY 2-5, 2019
EARLY BIRD TICKET PACKAGES & PASSES
http://www.doclands.com/festival-info/
05/02/2019 When We Fight We Win: Building Community Power to Dismantle the Prison System

Recent years have seen important fights - and important wins - in the struggle to dismantle the prison system in California. From repealing sentence enhancements, to shutting down jail expansion plans, to working to restore voting rights to folks on parole.

Come hear from four incredible movement leaders at the frontline of these struggles about victories, strategies, and the importance of campaigns and coalitions in the continuing movement to dismantle the Prison Industrial Complex. Their stories will highlight the small and big ways you can also contribute to creating a more progressive vision of justice than mass incarceration.

Featuring:
Sandra Johnson, Senior Organizer, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children (LSPC)/ All of Us or None (AOUON)
Eric Henderson, Policy Director, Initiate Justice
Ivette Alé & Amber-Rose Howard, Statewide Coordinators, Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB)

All proceeds from this event will go to LSPC/AOUON, Initiate Justice, and CURB, with specific focus on supporting this year's Quest for Democracy Day, an annual advocacy and rally day led by formerly incarcerated people and families with incarcerated loved ones to bring their voices to elected officials in Sacramento. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Tickets: $5-25 Sliding Scale. No one turned away for lack of funds. Available at:
https://www.surjbayarea.org/events/when-we-fight-we-win-2019
05/02/2019 Politicos Anna Palmer & Jake Sherman, Senior Writers for Politico & Authors of The Hill to Die On
THURSDAY, May 2, 2019  7:00 PM
Cubberley Theatre
4000 Middlefield Road  Palo Alto
Price:
General: $15 Members; $22 Non-Members
Premium: $45 Members; $55 Non-Members
Politicos Palmer and Sherman offer a startling look at President Trumps first two years in office and all the power struggles happening in Washington DC.
Taking us behind the scenes to some of the most defining moments of our era, they highlight the gamesmanship, impulsiveness, fighting, backstabbing, and dealmaking happening amongst our political leaders. More importantly they share whats really at stake for our country and the lasting impact it will have on the American people.
https://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2019-05-02/politicos-anna-palmer-and-jake-sherman-power-and-politics
05/03/2019 Friday May 03 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
SF Action at UK Consulate To Defend Assange, Manning and All Journalists & Whistleblowers
SF UK Consulate #1 Sansome St San Francisco
with march to
San Francisco Federal Building
90 7th St. San Francisco
May 3 Action In San Francisco At UK Consulate To Defend Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning, and All Journalists & Whistleblower
World Press Freedom Day was established to call for the defense of journalists and publishers. As part of a global day of action on Friday, May 3, 2019, there will be a rally at the UK Consulate in San Francisco at #1 Sansome St. at 4:00 PM. Following the rally at the consulate, there will be a march to the San Francisco Federal Building at 90 7th St. San Francisco with a rally at 5:15.
This action calls for the release of Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning, and all Journalists and Whistleblowers
Speakers will include
Peter B. Collins, Journalist, and Broadcaster ,Graham Elwood, comedian, and filmmaker
Nozomi Hayase, Journalist and writer, Steve Zeltzer, Journalist KPFA WorkWeek Radio
Ann Garrison, Journalist Black Agenda Report, Daniel Borgstrom, Veterans For Peace
George Wright, Professor and United Public Workers for Action, John Holmes, Retired Member CWA Pacifica Media Workers Guild
Richard Becker, ANSWER, Bay Area Action To Free Julian Assange
http://bayaction2freeassange.org
05/04/2019 Saturday, May 4th 7 pm
South Berkeley Senior Center
2939 Ellis st. Berkeley CA
May Day Celebration
05/04/2019 Saturday May 4th, "People's Park at 50", Berkeley As we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Peoples Park, the University is developing a new plan to destroy it. Michael Delacour, Carol Denney, Aidan Hill, and Eddie Monroe will discuss the history of the Park and the continuing struggle to preserve it as a community run space. Starry Plough Pub, 3101 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM. Admission free; please buy food/drink at the pub. Sponsors: Oakland Greens, Alameda County Peace & Freedom Party, Bay Area System Change Not Climate Change. (More info in the attachment and here: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/04/27/18823008.php )
05/04/2019 May 4th at 7 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
May Day Celebration
be presenting on the yellow vest movement (France) at this celebration, and my friends who are Oakland teachers and were involved in the strike will be presenting on how they saw it from the inside - Laura G.
2939 Ellis in Berkeley
South Berkeley Senior Center
05/04/2019 SATURDAY: May 4th @ 10:30am SAFEWAY PLAZA (table area) on College Ave near Claremont Ave.
409 63rd st group
Last Saturday, when we had the Kickoff, I heard participants with experiences, skills and ideas that will be very helpful to the campaign. Your experiences are valuable! It seems these skills are overshadowed by a well fuctioning bigger activities ( no judgement here). As I tune in to the Bernie campaign, it seems important to reach locations with voters that may not be informed enough, undecided still, not registered to vote or just plain gave up. . Those are the places we could open up discussion and really flip! Other ideas that needs support can be put into our agenda. I think we should meet and discuss level of interests and activities (also help with the Bern apps) to do ourselves. Let's meet!

05/05/2019 Our Revolution East Bay meeting on Sunday, May 5, at BFUU!
The California Democratic Convention is coming up at the end of May and it is an important step in our quest to get Bernie elected. David Hildebrand, (candidate for Northern Vice Chair of the Progressive Caucus), Zach Denney, (candidate for Progressive At-Large Officer of the Progressive Caucus) and Kacey Carpenter, (Vice-Chair of OREB), will be at our meeting on Sunday to talk about attending and joining the Progressive Caucus to help elect David and Zach. They'll also be sharing ideas on how you can participate in democracy!
BFUU Fellowship Hall - Connie Barbour Room
1606 Bonita at Cedar St. in Berkeley
Please note: this facility is on the second floor without an elevator
Doors open at 3:45 PM. Meeting is from 4 to 6 PM
Pizza will be provided and feel free to bring something to share!
05/08/2019 May 8 at 7 pm
Commemorating the Nakba,
Palestine, Indigenous Rights and Black Lives Matter
Nick Estes, Lara Kiswani, Kristian Davis Bailey
Berkeley City College Auditorium
Presented by MECA mecaforpeace.org
05/08/2019 Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 7 PM  10 PM
Commemorating the Nakba
Hosted by Middle East Children's Alliance - MECA
Berkeley City College, 2050 Center Street, Berkeley, California
https://www.facebook.com/events/360354414580757/
05/11/2019 SURJ Bay Area Quest For Democracy Day Lobby Visit Workshop

Quest for Democracy Day (Q4D) is an annual statewide lobby day in Sacramento sponsored by Legal Services for Prisoners with Children/All Of Us Or None (LSPC/AOUON) for formerly-incarcerated people, family members with incarcerated loved ones, and allied organizations. Q4D supports pending legislation that affects people impacted by incarceration and for the second year in a row, SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) is being asked to lobby alongside LSPC/AOUON members coming from all over California.

Workshop participants will learn how SURJ shows up to lobby in accountability with our partner organizations and the ways that policy combined with grassroots movement can be used as a tool for collective liberation.

Workshop participants can expect to...

-Learn about lobby visits and how they fit into SURJs larger framework
-Learn how SURJ shows up to lobby with our partners
-Practice speaking about policy to a legislative staffer
-Hear from our Policy partner, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, on their 2019 policy priorities!

Tickets are sliding scale, $0 - $10. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. This workshop is a fundraiser for Legal Services for Prisoners with Children. Please bring a cash donation that is meaningful for you.

SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice), Bay Area chapter, is part of a national network of groups and individuals organizing white people for racial justice. There are over 150 chapters and affiliates nationwide. Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice, with passion and accountability.

When:
May 11, 2019 from 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Where:
Seneca Family of Agencies
6925 Chabot Road, Oakland, CA 94618

Tickets and more info:
https://www.surjbayarea.org/events/quest-democracy-workshop-20190511
05/12/2019 May 12, 2019
at La Brava in San Francisco
Diana Gameros in Concert: A Tribute to Mothers and Family Tradition
Brava Presents
Diana Gameros in Concert: A Tribute to Mothers and Family Tradition
Featuring Dianas mother Altagracia Estupiñan & grandmother Leonarda Renteria.
https://www.brava.org/upcoming
05/17/2019 Men of Rabinal chronicles the mytho-history of two Mayan prince-warriors and their journey towards the embattled kingdom of Rabinal. Along the way, Princes Kiche Achi and Rabinal Achi unwittingly travel through centuries, from the Conquest through the 21st Century, encountering historical foes and allies who accompany them on their epic adventure.

Ancient mythology comes to life in an exciting new drama that examines the history and performance traditions of pre-Colombian indigenous America through the lens of contemporary drama.

Men of Rab'inal will take place on May 17th and May 18th from 8PM-10PM and on May 19th from 5PM-7PM.

The performance will be followed by a Q&A with the artists.
05/18/2019 Oakland VegFest 2019 is on Saturday, May 18 at Lake Merritt Amphitheater from 11 am to 5 pm.
https://www.facebook.com/events/327239824569743/

The Oakland VegFest is back for our fifth year, organized by the Factory Farming Awareness Coalition (FFAC).

As always, the VegFest is totally FREE and open to the public, and will feature awesome food, vendors, speakers, "cutest dog" contest, and a kids area.

This event is wheelchair accessible, and dog- and kid-friendly.
05/21/2019 MAY21 Tuesday at 9 AM
SB276 Protest the Vote
Hosted by Parents United 4 Kids
California State Capitol
1303 10th St, Sacramento, California 95814
SB 276 could very likely be voted upon as early as this Tuesday (5/21) on the Senate floor at 10am. We will update with details on this event, but please be ready to roll. We need massive amounts of people filling the Senate gallery and the halls around the Senate chambers. Please note: this date could change. We will not know until the day before the vote. Tuesday seems most likely.
https://www.facebook.com/events/595582270937959/

05/21/2019 Tuesday, May 21, 2019 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Castro St & Market St San Francisco, CA
40 Years,No Apologies: White Night March Against Police Violence
The march will begin at 5pm at Castro and Market and end at City Hall.
https://www.facebook.com/events/castro-and-market/40-yearsno-apologies-white-night-march-against-police-violence/457531358349012/
05/21/2019 Tuesday, May 21st at 6pm
Location: Grand Lake Theater in Oakland
National Day of Action opposing the new abortion bans is tomorrow ~ Tuesday, May 21st. Activists in all 50 states will take to the streets with rallies and mobilizations happening at state capitols, town squares, and courthouses. Here is a local event which we encourage you to attend:
Host: NARAL Pro-Choice California
https://www.stopabortionbans.org/moveon/?source=moveon&s=0
05/23/2019 PDA-San Francisco/PDA-CA public forum
SF Candidates Forum and organizing for Bernie

Part 1: PDA-CA is holding its first ever annual local candidates forum and endorsement vote. Candidates from the District 5 Supervisorial and District Attorney's races will give brief presentations and answer two questions each. You can also see the results of the candidate questionnaires at the PDA-CA.com website.

To be eligible to vote, you must have attended at least three PDA-SF/PDA-CA meetings in the last year.

PART 2: We will review PDA's endorsement of Bernie Sanders and what we are doing to help the campaign. We have just 9 months before mail-in ballots will be delivered! Bring your charged up smart phone for practice on the survey questions. Use the Friend-to-Friend portion of the new tool, BERN to enter contacts. The person who has collected the most contacts between 4/27 and 5/23 will win a prize!

Thursday, May 23rd, 7:00-9:00 PM
Park Branch Library Community Room, 1833 Page St., San Francisco

05/23/2019 Thursday 5/23/2019 5:30 - 7:30
From Baghdad to the Bay
SF Main Library
Koret Auditorium 100 Larkin St.
free
From Baghdad to The Bay follows the epic journey of Ghazwan Alsharif, an Iraqi refugee and former translator for the U.S. military. Wrongfully accused of being a double agent, tortured by the U.S. military and ostracized from family and country, Ghazwan struggles to rebuild his life in the United States while coming out as an openly gay activist and competing to become a celebrity chef.
https://sfpl.org/mobile.xhtml.php?pg=1037691501
05/23/2019 Wellstone Club Meeting
Thursday, May 23
Humanist Hall; 390 27th Street; Oakland
potluck at 6PM - meeting at 6:45PM
Please Bring Something to Share
"Alameda County Politics, Urgent and Overlooked"
Sheriff Ahern, Public Safety, Sanctuary, Housing
speakers
Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan, District 3
Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson, District 5
Brian Hofer, Chair of Oakland Privacy Commission
Humanist Hall; 390 27th Street; Oakland
potluck at 6PM - meeting at 6:45PM
Please Bring Something to Share
Useful Reading for the Meeting
Santa Rita Jail: The Most Dangerous Place in Alameda County
Are Sheriffs Necessary?
When License Plate Surveillance Goes Horribly Wrong.
San Franciscos Facial Recognition Ban
Sign the Petition to Remove Sheriff Ahern
from the California Lottery Commission
http://wellstoneclub.org/
05/23/2019 PDA San Francisco - PDA-CA
Candidate Forum & Bernie Organizing Meeting
When: Thursday, May 23, 7:00  9:00 pm
Where: Park Branch Public Library Community Room
1833 Page Street, San Francisco
Speakers: Candidates for District Attorney and District 5 Supervisor
Part 1: PDA-CA is holding its first ever annual local candidates forum and endorsement vote. Candidates from the District 5 Supervisorial and District Attorney's races will give brief presentations and answer two questions each. You can also see the results of the candidate questionnaires at the PDA-CA.com website.
To be eligible to vote, you must have attended at least three PDA-SF/PDA-CA meetings in the last year.
PART 2: We will review PDA's endorsement of Bernie Sanders and what we are doing to help the campaign. We have just 9 months before mail-in ballots will be delivered! Bring your charged up smart phone for practice on the survey questions. Use the Friend-to-Friend portion of the new tool, BERN to enter contacts. The person who has collected the most contacts between 4/27 and 5/23 will win a prize!
Muni Buses #6, #7, #33, #43
Street parking limited. Wheelchair accessible.
http://pda-ca.com/
05/23/2019 Brava's Cabaret, San Francisco
2773 24th Street San Francisco, CA 94110
Thursday, May 23, 2019, 7pm-9pm
TICKETS $10-$25 Sliding Scale
Black Artists Contemporary Cultural Experience presents a workshop reading of Andrew Saito's new play El Río. El Río skirts the border between Mexico and the United States, telling the tale of Francisca Warrior, a Black-Seminole veteran of the Gulf War, and her quest to honor her daughters memory while trying to save the life of anothers.
https://www.brava.org/all-events/2019/5/23/from-the-mouth-to-the-source-a-workshop-presentation-of-andrew-saitos-el-ro?mc_cid=148039102c&mc_eid=83c795cf68
05/24/2019 Voter suppression happens in California.
Friday, May 24th, 6-8pm, Aurora Theater, Berkeley RSVP
https://actionnetwork.org/events/central-valley-2020-forum-how-we-won-in-ca-21-part-ii-turnout-voter-suppression-and-whats-at-risk-in-2020-elections-census/?link_id=2&can_id=59fb78c732f15d16cd6c776bf4ade382&source=email-voter-suppression-in-california-dont-believe-it&email_referrer=email_549225&email_subject=voter-suppression-in-california-dont-believe-it
Part II will focus on the Midterms numbers and issues that marginialize voters and make 2020 both critical and more challenging than ever in the southern Central Valley
SPEAKERS
" Norberto Gonzalez, CA 21 Democratic Party District Organizer (midterms)
" Tanya Pellegrini, Staff Attorney - MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund)
" Mindy Romero, Director - California Civic Engagement Project, University of Southern California
" Pam Whalen, Organizing Director, Dolores Huerta Foundation
TOPICS
" Voter turnout trends in the region and the impact of midterms GOTV strategies
" Voter suppression and problems associated with county elections administration
" What we need to do to win in 2020 -- voter engagement, the Voter's Choice Act, polling place and ballot count monitors, "chase and cure" volunteers -- and, most importantly, building out a sustained in-district ground game with locals working for lasting change in their own communities.
" 2020 Census complexity and challenges -- the citizenship question, a history of marginalization -- an undercount in the southern Central Valley is a real possibility and could affect California's entire congressional delegation.
California could lose one or more congressional seats if we don't have a complete Census count in a region that has high density "hard to count" census tracts, as well as in other critical regions.
Join us!
RSVP
HOSTED BY:
OFA Berkeley+Central Valley and THE PHONE BANK COALITION
In partnership with
The Dolores Huerta Foundation
05/25/2019 Saturday, May 25, 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Families Belong Together | Peaceful Action Protest
South Side corner of Ygnacio Valley Road and N. Civic Drive, Walnut Creek
The U.S. government lost track of some 1,475 immigrant children, perhaps more, who were placed in sponsor homes.
At least 389 migrant children have been separated from their families since a federal judge ruled to stop the practice in June 2018.
Families are still being separated at an alarming rate. Babies and young children continue to be exposed to inhumane conditions.
WE MUST CONTINUE TO BRING AWARENESS OF THIS ISSUE TO OUR COMMUNITIES AND TO MAKE A STAND AGAINST THIS PRACTICE.
REMEMBER: Bring your signage and snacks. Water will be provided.
There will also be a limited number of poster boards and markers available to make your own signage.
OUR STATIONS:
- South Side corner of Ygnacio Valley Road and N. Civic Drive
- Iron Horse Trail Bridge above Ygnacio Valley Road (please plan to use effectively large signage in this area)
THE MESSAGE:
Human rights is a non-partisan issue. You are welcome to bring your own signage, but please, refrain from hate-fueled messages, derogatory phrases, and foul language. Please find a balance between bringing positivity and awareness to our table.
Organizer/Author Roya Brake & Rebekah Padilla
https://act.indivisible.org/event/attend-local-actions/140685
05/25/2019 Sat, May 25, 2019 10:00 AM  3:00 PM PDT
Ninth Street Independent Film Center
145 9th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
While all filmmakers need to learn how to raise money to make their films, for documentary filmmakers it's even more significant to develop this fundamental skill. What are some of the best practices for fundraising? Come and learn some of the basics you need to know to become successful raising money for your docs.
This in-depth class on Fundraising for Documentaries will look at the 7 Methods of Fundraising and how to apply them to your documentaries.
We will also begin the process of writing a grant in the workshop. Even if this is your first ever grant, you will be able to leave with something in your hand to take your first step.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dollars-for-documentaries-an-indie-doc-fundraising-intensive-tickets-60555894310?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR2MKpu2-TVeJkmN8oIxfCXyyh9GNE3psOCnDdJymth28WtCwVzyASCFu14
05/25/2019 San Fransisco, CA
Algerian American Association 2nd Annual Ramadan Iftar in San Francisco
The Algerian American Association in Northern California proudly invites you to our 2nd Annual Ramadan Iftar in San Francisco at the Arab Cultural and Community Center (2 Plaza St. San Francisco. This event is free and open to all. Food and drinks will be provided. Just bring sweets with you to share.
The Algerian American Association in Northern California proudly invite you to our 2nd Annual Ramadan Iftat in San Francisco at the Arab Cultural and Community Center. This event is FREE and open to all our friends. We will supply the food and drinks. Just bring some sweets with you to share. We will also be collecting toys and gifts for needy kids as Eid gifts.
05/25/2019 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
05/28/2019 Film Screening: Soufra
May 28, 2019 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Daly City, CA
Westmoor High School Theater
Film Screening: Soufra
The film follows the unlikely and wildly inspirational story of intrepid social entrepreneur, Mariam Shaar  a generational refugee who has spent her entire life in the Burj El Barajneh refugee camp just south of Beirut, Lebanon. The film follows Mariam as she sets out against all odds to change her fate by launching a successful catering company, Soufra, and then expand it into a food truck business with a diverse team of fellow refugee woman who now share this camp as their home. Throughout the movie you will find themes of hope and community in times of struggle.
https://www.arabamerica.com/events/film-screening-soufra/
05/29/2019 TASK FORCE ON THE AMERICAS PRESENTS
A New Film "Cubanas Mujeres en Revolución"
A 90 Minutes Film with English subtitles
Wednesday May 29, 7:00PM
Community Media Center of Marin - Marin TV
819 A St., San Rafael
$10-$20 donation at the door (nobody turned away for lack of funds)
Cubanas, Mujeres en Revolución, a film by Maria Torrellas it was produced by Resumen Latinoamericano. Has been shown in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Panama, Venezuela, Spain, France, Canada, England, Turkey, Australia, Sweden, and in the US in San Francisco CA, New York and Washington DC. This film evokes the continuous role of women in the Revolution, both in the guerrilla struggle and in the construction of the new Cuban society through the testimonies of heroines such as Vilma Espín, Celia Sánchez and Haydée Santamaría, the founding figures of the Revolution, and also of contemporary women from different sectors of Cuban society. Reflections and life experiences show how these women were nourished by the values built in the revolutionary struggle in the late 1950s.
taskforceontheamericas@gmail.com Webpage: Task Force Americas Phone: (415) 578-7930
05/29/2019 Town Hall: PROTECTING OUR DEMOCRACY & THE MUELLER REPORT ~ Tues., 5/28, 6:30 pm
Progressive Singles of the SF Bay Area
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Shadelands Art Center - Auditorium
111 Wiget Lane Walnut Creek, ca 94598
[This is being hosted by Congressman Mark Desaulnier, whose constituents are in Contra Costa County, but I figure anyone who's interested in the topic can attend.] With the recent release of the redacted M...
Hosted by Wendy
https://www.meetup.com/Progressive-Singles-SF-Bay-Area/events/261626989/
05/29/2019 US War in the Middle East: Who robbed Richmond, CA and other US communities of $5 TRILLION?
May 29, 7 pm
Richmond Public Library
325 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA 94804
That's how much Middle East wars have cost the US since the first Gulf War in 1990. US military spending is currently more than all the rest of the national budget. Wonder why we can't get money for our streets, our schools, our health and our poor?
HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?
On May 29, 7 pm at the Richmond Library there will be a
free screening of the internationally acclaimed documentary "
1948: Creation and Catastrophe." It traces some of the most important origins of US involvement in the Middle East, starting with how Israel was created and what this meant for its indigenous Palestinian population and the rest of the Middle East.
It is the story as seen through the eyes of those who lived it, and contains fascinating interviews with both Israelis and Palestinians, accompanied by rare historic footage from the time.
The film is both an absorbing film experience and a must-see documentary for understanding todays' events in the Middle East and the reason US taxpayers are spending money there rather than here.
The showing is sponsored by The International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity, a network dedicated to helping defend the sovereignty of developing nations.
05/31/2019 Friday, May 31, 2019 - Saturday, June 1, 2019
The California Democratic Party Convention is coming to San Francisco, and we will be there to make sure the Party makes climate a top priority.
After years of failed leadership under Governor Brown, we're ready for Governor Newsom to show us real climate leadership by shutting down the dangerous Aliso Canyon gas facility in Southern California, and putting us on a path to 100% renewable energy.
Please sign up to help us get Democratic leaders on board with our climate demands at the Party Convention.
What: Volunteer with Food & Water Action at the California Democratic Party Convention
Where: Moscone Center - 747 Howard St., San Francisco, CA 94103
Together, we will make our demands of Gov. Newsom loud and clear. We want Democratic leaders to call onto Gov. Newsom to:
1. Immediately shut down the dangerous Aliso Canyon gas storage facility  the site of the biggest gas blowout in U.S. history.
2. Place an immediate moratorium on all new fossil fuel permits. The planet and humanity can't afford the continued expansion of fossil fuels.
3. Ban fracking and other dangerous drilling that threatens the public health of Californians, and a 2500 foot setback from sensitive areas.
https://secure.foodandwateraction.org/act/volunteer-cdpconvention
05/31/2019 Friday May 31, 2019 Doors Open: 6:30pm Dinner: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
New Asia Restaurant, Chinatown
772 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
We will be holding the 3rd annual Berniecrat dinner at the California Democratic Convention in San Francisco, on May 31st. The purpose of this dinner is to break bread with other Berniecrats, and revitalize in preparation for the long campaign ahead of us. Remember, it's not him/me, it's us.
Tickets are now available for purchase by Berniecrats.Tickets are $46 (which we regret, but SF is expensive).
The dinner will be in SF Chinatown - a 20 minute walk, or easy bus/lyft ride away from the Convention Center.
Keynote speaker will be Ro Khanna.
Message me if you are a Berniecrat and want the url to buy the tickets.
Margarita Lacabe
https://www.facebook.com/groups/EastBayBerniecrats/permalink/2172113346158372/
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/berniecratsdinnerguests?fbclid=IwAR30kcImq9t-vFWCdA6g01kxnobGu2FwT3fttUkRSKOj6cAnZC3X5PcN8CY
05/31/2019 May 31-June 2
Sign up now to help Bernie 2020 at the CDP Convention @ Moscone Center
Thanks to those who have been waiting patiently. We're now releasing the volunteer shift signups for the CA Democratic Party Convention at Moscone Center, May 31-June 2. I've been working closely with Bernie 2020 on plans for Convention and we have many shifts to fill, so please sign up and tell your friends to sign up as well!
I apologize, but for security reasons, the signup process requires several steps.
If you received this email directly from me, you've already signed up on one of our local SF Bay Area volunteer forms and should have separately received an invitation to create a login at VolunteerMark. Please go to
https://www.volunteermark.com/ca-grassroots-for-bernie
and create a login using your email address that this message was sent to.
One you've logged in, please go back to the above URL to view the volunteer opportunities listed for May 31, June 1 and June 2. Select the shift that you want and then complete the signup process.

June 2019

Event Start DateEvent
06/01/2019 Saturday, June 1 in San Francisco
How would you like to join us in person as Secretary Julián Castro, and Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren take the stage at MoveOn's Big Ideas Forum on Saturday, June 1 in San Francisco?
We're hosting the first in person presidential forum in our 20-year history and want active MoveOn members like you to fill the room!
If you'd like to attend, just click here to tell us a little more about yourself and why you're interestedand you'll have the chance to be in the live audience for this unique and powerful event.
(Participants are expected to attend the entirety of a four-hour event during the late morning and afternoon in San Francisco. Please note that filling out the form does not guarantee entry. Space is extremely limited, and our team will follow up within a week to let you know if there's a seat for you. The event will also be livestreamed so folks across the country can participate.)
At this forum, Democratic presidential candidates will each share one "big idea"a bold, visionary, transformative proposal or policy that could tackle the most-pressing crises we face and push our country forward.
If you want the chance to join us in San Francisco on Saturday, June 1, please click here to tell us a little more about your interest and yourself. We'll follow up by Friday, May 24, to let you know if we've been able to save you a seat. (Space is extremely limited, so submitting information does not guarantee a seat; however, we'll also be livestreaming the event so folks across the country can participate.)
Thanks for all you have done with MoveOn in your communityand for all you may do in the primary and general elections ahead.
https://front.moveon.org/about-moveon-political-action/
06/01/2019 Fundraiser with Bernie Sanders on Saturday, June 1, San Francisco
For those who aren't going to be at the Convention, there's a fundraiser for the general public in downtown SF Saturday night, and Bernie will be there! Please note that this event is only open to people aged 21 or older due to venue restrictions. Here's the link to sign up, and I've also attached a PDF invitation.
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bernie-june1-sf
06/02/2019 Sunday, June 2, 7:30 PM
Screening of The Lobby (the surpressed film by Al Jazeera
Redwood Gardens Community Meeting Room, 2951 Derby St, Berkeley
Alison Weir and Blankfort will do Q and A after
06/02/2019 Rock Paper Scissors Collective
Come join our second abortion support group gathering. Anyone who has experienced an abortion is welcome to join in this creative healing group. Youre welcome to bring a project you are working on or just hang out.
Happening on Sunday June 2nd 12-2pm at 416 26th St. Oakland inside Rock Paper Scissors Collective gallery.
https://www.facebook.com/rpscollective/
06/06/2019 Thu, June 6, 2019 6:00 PM  8:00 PM PDT
Report from Honduras: Stories of Resistance & Root Causes of Migration
by Calvary Presbyterian Church, Congregation Sherith Israel, and The Interfait..
2515 Fillmore Street San Francisco, CA 94115 .
n March, a delegation of nearly 75 faith leaders and immigrant justice advocates traveled to Honduras to meet with grassroots organizations and local leaders working and advocating for the rights of urban communities, farmers, and families in a setting of poverty with a real and constant threat of violence. The interfaith delegation explored factors that are forcing migrants to flee, including: environmental degradation, government corruption, U.S. complicity, and impunity for ongoing human rights violations.
On June 6th, a panel of delegates will share inspiring images and stories of resistance and resilience from Honduran community partners in their defense of land and life and discuss how we can support their resistance.
Light refreshments will be provided.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/report-from-honduras-stories-of-resistance-root-causes-of-migration-tickets-62031742612?aff=erelexpmlt

06/07/2019 SENSIBLE CINEMA, sponsored by the Social Justice Council of the Unitarian-Universalist Center of San Francisco, invites you to a special screening of "Knock Down the House"

In November, 2018, four young women ran, for the first time, for election to the U.S. House of Representatives. They represented different social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, and came from different parts of the country. But they were united by a common conviction:
The status quo is unacceptable.
. . . and by a common goal:
To challenge it.

This Netflix-produced movie won the 2019 Sundance Film Festival Favorite Award. It tells the story of how four courageous progressives are fighting for equality and justice in a society that seems increasingly stacked in favor of the privileged few against the vast majority of working people.
Its our fight, too.
PLEASE JOIN US!
7-9 PM
Unitarian Universalist Center, TSK Room
1187 Franklin St. (Corner Geary Blvd.) San Francisco
FREE ADMISSION " Wheelchair accessible " Snacks and beverages served
Co-sponsored by the San Francisco Berniecrats, Democratic Socialists of America-SF Healthcare Committee, Progressive Democrats of America-SF, and Healthcare-Now
06/07/2019 Cuba-Venezuela and their Struggle Against U.S. Imperialism
Come Hear Eyewitness Reports from Bay Area Activists
Friday June 7, 2019 at 7:00PM
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists
1924 Cedar St. (at Bonita Ave), Berkeley
Doors Open at 6:30PM
Donations at the door
(no one turned away for lack of funds)
Speakers to include:
Recently returned from Venezuela
David Paul, one of the four remaining members of the Embassy Protection Collective, arrested when it was seized by the DC police and secret service. The Collective was there for more than a month defending the Embassy on behalf of the legitimate government of Venezuela.
Laura Wells, 2018 Green Party candidate for California's 13th congressional district.

Recently returned from Cuba
Alicia Jrapko, co-chair of the National Network on Cuba and the US coordinator of the International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity.
Bill Hackwell, photo journalist and co-editor of the English edition of Resumen Latinoamericano.
Co-sponsored by Task Force on the Americas, BFUU Social Justice Committee and the International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity.
Endorsed by Richmond, Ca./Regla, Cuba Friendship Committee, and the Network of Intellectuals, Artists and Social Movements in Defense of Humanity.
06/09/2019 Sunday, June 9, 7:30-9:00PM (doors open at 7)
Indivisable Berkeley (IB) June General Assembly
MOVIE NIGHT - Knock Down The House
Finnish Hall, 1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley
A young bartender in the Bronx, a coal miners daughter in West Virginia, a grieving mother in Nevada, and a registered nurse in Missouri build a movement of insurgent candidates to challenge powerful incumbents in Congress. One of their races will become the most shocking political upset in recent American history.
https://indivisibleberkeley.org/event/general-assembly-june?link_id=11&can_id=37e90a4232e91ddd52763c045fca594c&source=email-newsletter-520-on-power&email_referrer=email_551179&email_subject=newsletter-520-on-power
06/30/2019 Sunday, June 30, 2019
SF Annual Pride Parade: MARCH WITH PLANNED PARENTHOOD ~ Sun., 6/30/19
Hosted by Wendy
San Francisco - somewhere downtown
To Be Announced. Ignore this map for now. · San Francisco, ca
Join the San Francisco Pride parade to celebrate our strength, diversity, and resilience as a community on Sunday, June 30. Register today! https://www.weareplannedparenthood.org/onlineactions
https://www.meetup.com/Progressive-Singles-SF-Bay-Area/events/261650373/

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