This calendar is available on-line at http://bit.ly/gpsf_cal
Many thanks to Adrienne Fong for many of these events.

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Important Gray Panther and Other Events
2017 Labor Fest Calendar for events in all of July.
Mon, Aug 14, 12 Noon. Preserve, Improve, and Expand Social Security! August 14 is Social Security's 82nd Birthday. Social Security has provided income and dignity to hundreds of millions of retirees and people with disabilities, their spouses and children, and to deceased workers' spouses and children. For two thirds of seniors, it's been over half their income. Half of women and people with disabilities would be in poverty without Social Security. Almost 10% of children get it.  Trump and the austerity-hawks want to turn Social Security inside-out, converting it to risky private, individual stock market accounts with expensive management fee.  They are starting with a budget plan cutting Social Security Disability by $68 billion over the next ten years by imposing work requirements on recipients.   We will NOT go back to the days of workhouses.   Read more.   Location: Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland (Broadway/14th St, right at 12th St BART Stop.)   Call 510-663-4086 for more information.    San Francisco people meet at 11 AM at the big fountain near Civic Center BART to ride BART to Oakland together.
Mon, Aug 14, 12 Noon. Rally: Stop the Deportation of Maria & Eusebio Sanchez.  Maria and Eusebio are Oakland parents who have lived in the US for over two decades. After years of fighting to remain in the US, they received an ultimatum to leave the country in 90 days, and have booked a flight to Mexico City on Tuesday, leaving three daughters behind. Maria and Eusebio need more time. Read more on their case here, and here.  Maria is an oncology nurse at Oakalnd's Highland Hospital; this rally is organized by her co-workers and union.  Location: Oakland's Highland Hospital, Free shuttles from the Lake Merritt BART station to Highland running every 12 minutes, has "Alameda Health System" logo on the side of the bus.
Tues, Aug 15, SF Gray Panthers Meeting cancelled to enable participation in Aug 14 Rally to defend and improve Social Security. (see above.)
Tues, Aug 15, 4 PM, 101 Grove St (at Polk), SF Health Commission Prop Q Hearing on Sutter-CPMC's plans to close St. Luke's Hospital's Skilled Nursing Facility and Sub-Acute Services Unit. These units provide comprehensive inpatient care for adults with high medical needs, such as post-hospitalization rehabilitation and ventilator care for breathing. St. Luke's Sub-Acute Unit is the only one in San Francisco, so ventilator patients would have to be transferred as far away as Sacramento for care.  Read more and contact CPMC's CEO.  Prop Q hearings determine whether the the Health Commission will declare a healthcare cut detrimental to San Francisco, but this declaration has no enforcement power. It could be an impetus for further action by Supervisors. A second Prop Q hearing on CPMC's St. Luke's cuts will be on September 5.   Sutter-CPMC kept St. Luke's open only because of strong community pressure, but they have dragged their feet on providing adequate services to the poor, largely minority, and medically-underserved southeast San Francisco population, and are instead helping gentrification of this neighborhood.
Tues, Sept 19, 1 PM,  SF Gray Panthers Meeting: What are Other Cities Doing About Homelessness?   Location: Fireside Room, Unitarian Center, 1187 Franklin (at Geary)
Free City College Encore Learning Classes for older adults are starting soon. All are welcome to join any time during the series.  Series include Encore Career Search Strategies,  Brain Fitness, Creative Ways To Tell Your Life Story, and Healthier Living More information at 415-931-8679.
Join Bay Resistance against attacks on people of color, immigrants, Muslims, women, non-traditional genders, workers, education, health, climate and other endangered groups or issues.  Sign up for email and text alert of activities:  For more information or to receive email alerts, click here, and/or to receive text alerts, text RESIST to 41411.  Join the ICE Response team supporting immigrant communities against immigration raids, click here.
Deportation defense: Maguiber, an Oakland father who's wife is pregnant, and has 3 children, including a son with cerebral palsy that requires intensive care. ICE came to his door pretending to be police and lying that they were investigating a car accident. There was likely collusion between sheriff's office and ICE. Donate to Maguiber's family at bit.ly/supportmaguiber. Sign the petition: bit.ly/freemaguiber Make a call to ICE director at (415) 844-5503 to demand Maguiber Ramose Vasquez release A#088-451-239.

More Complete Listings

Mon, Aug 14: Social Security's 82nd B'day, Preserve, Improve, Expand It   
Mon, Aug 14: Stop the Deportation of Maria & Eusebio Sanchez   
Mon, Aug 14: Truth & Justice, International "Comfort Women" Memorial Day   
Mon, Aug 14: SDA Watch 2nd Webinar: Border Encuentro 2017   
Mon, Aug 14: SURJ-SF General Meeting   
Tues, Aug 15: SF Health Commission Hearing on St Luke's Units Closure   
Tues, Aug 15: Emergency Protest: No New War on Korea   
Fri, Aug 18: Sensible Cinema, PBS Summer of Love   
Fri, Aug 18: Roxie: Born in East LA   
Sat, Aug 19: Midtown Rent Strike 2yr Anniversary BBQ   

Sun, Aug 20: APTP First Responders Training   
Wed, Aug 23: Ed Lee: Sanctuary Housing Fund Now!   
Thurs, Aug 24: It’s Time for a People’s Budget!   
Thurs, Aug 24: Social Media for LGBT Issues   
Sun, Aug 27: The New Eugenics: Why Bad Ideas Recur   
Sun, Aug 27: Bay Area Rally Against Hate & Right Wing Violence   

Tues, Sept 5: SF Health Commission Hearing on St Luke's Units Closure   
Fri, Sept 8: All-Day Re-Entry Conference/Workshops   

Mon, Sept 11: BOSS Forum: Consequences of Felony Convictions   
Tues, Sept 12; NSA & Mass Surveillance   
Thurs, Sept 14: Coalition on Homeless Art Auction   
Sat, Sept 16: Anarchist Book Fair   

Wed, Sept 20: Hidden History of Capitalism, Islands of Escape   
Fri, Sept 22: Senior Disability Action's 5-year Anniversary Event   
Sat, Sept 23: Calif Renter Power Statewide Assembly   

Thurs, Sept 28: 650 Divisidero, Not Enough Affordable Housing   

Sat, Oct 7: Supporting the Health of Immigrant Children & Families   

Thurs, Oct 12: Hospitality House 50-year Anniversary Celebration   


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