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The first hour of this month’s Gray Panthers meeting will be on deciphering the language on ballot measures. The second hour will be discussion to inform each other on City and State ballot measures in the November 8 election.
Important Gray Panther and Other Events
Thurs-Sun, Oct 27-30 and Thurs, Nov 3: On The Hill, an original docudrama presented by Loco Bloco and neighborhood youth, on the life and death of Alex Nieto, and the impact of police brutality and gentrification on neighborhoods.  Locations: Nov 27-30, Brava Theater, 2781 24th St (at York); Nov 3, City College Mission Campus, 1125 Valencia (betw 22-23 St.).  Read more.

Fri, Oct 28, 2-5 PM, URGENT: Tell the City Again: No New Jails OR Jail-like Facilities in SF!   A huge grouping of community groups, service providers, and justice activists stopped a new SF jail last spring, but there’s a danger the City may try again.  Come to the Final Meeting of the SF Jail Replacement Project Work Group, where they'll decide on recommendations for the Supervisors.

The Workgroup had been considering alternatives to to jail construction and is proposing some strong and viable community based solutions, including more housing and reentry services. But now the list of proposals includes building a smaller jail, renovating jail cells, and a locked mental facility, in spite of overwhelming public and workgroup opinion against jail facilities. See list of proposals.

We defeated the proposed jail last year; we can’t let the Mayor and Sheriff turn this around! Please come and speak out. We need everyone’s voice.

The No New SF Coalition has an 8-Step Plan for a jail-free San Francisco, based on open user-led facilities, community investment in housing and services, separating services from law enforcement, equitable access to care for all, bail and bond reform, pathways to permanent housing, and immediate closure of 850 Bryant. The Coalition’s longer and more detailed report, Build Justice, Not Jails, is available here. Read more about Friday’s action here.

Mon, Oct 31, Gray Panthers Book Club
11:30 AM, Celtic Café, 142 McAllister, betw Hyde & Leavenworth.
Please call 415-931-1126 to confirm.

Wed, Nov 2, Gray Panthers Board Meeting
1 PM, GP Office, 2940 16th St, Rm 200-3, by 16th St. BART. (More info.)
Please note new location.

Wed, Nov 2, Gray Panthers Newsletter Meeting #1
3 PM, GP Office, 2940 16th St, Rm 200-3, by 16th St. BART.  (More info.)
(Right after our Board meeting.)
Please note new time and location.
Thurs, Nov 3, Gray Panthers Remember Robeson Committee Meeting
1:30 PM, GP Office, 2940 16th St, Rm 200-3.  (More info.)
Please call 415-668-9572 to confirm.
Tues, Nov 15, 1 PM, Gray Panthers General Meeting (See above.)
Tues, Nov 15, 3 PM, Gray Panthers Newsletter Meeting #2
Fireside Rm, Unitarian Center, 1187 Franklin St (at Geary)
(Right after our General Meeting.)
Please note new date, time, and location.
Anytime.  Sign the petition to California Legislature and Gov Brown to repeal the Police Officer's Bill of Rights, which has given unprecedented power to Law Enforcement who abuse and kill citizens. They are given virtual immunity against prosecution under the protection of this law.  Read more from ACLU.  || See and sign the petition.

Other Events

Wed, Oct 26: Pass SF's "Keep It In the Ground" Ordinance   
Wed, Oct 26: Jail the Wells Fargo Bankers   
Wed, Oct 26: Innocent on Death Row: A Conversation with Kevin Cooper   
Wed, Oct 26: Code Pink & World Can't Wait Peace Vigil   
Wed, Oct 26: Water is Life: SF to Standing Rock   
Wed, Oct 26: Report-Back from Standing Rock   
Wed, Oct 26: Jeff Chang, Cat Brooks, Race and Resegregation   
Thurs, Oct 27: Rise Together Against SF Land Sharks!   
Thurs, Oct 27: Meeting: No More Racist Bus Ads or Islamophobia   
Thurs-Sun, Oct 27-30: On the Hill: Youth Performance on Alex Nieto   
Fri, Oct 28: Tell the City AGAIN: No New SF Jail OR Jail-like Facility   
Fri, Oct 28: Palestine: Forgotten Issue in 2016 Elections   
Fri, Oct 28: Pre-Application Meeting for Another Mission Monster   
Fri, Oct 28: Ken Burns' Defying the Nazis, The Sharps War   

Sun, Oct 30: Crocker Farm Groundbreaking Ceremony
Sun, Oct 30: Tim Redmond, Elections & the Future of SF   
Tues, Nov 1: Dirty Downside to e-Device Proliferation   
Thurs, Nov 3: First They Came for Our Homes ... Together We Fight   
Thurs, Nov 3: On the Hill: Youth Performance on Alex Nieto's Impact   
Fri, Nov 4: Demonstration Against Repression in Mexico & Other Actions   
Sat, Nov 5: Dia de los Muertos Health & Wellness Event   

Tues, Nov 8: SDA Health Action Team (HAT) Meeting   
Thurs, Nov 10: Senior & Disability Action General Meeting   
Thurs, Nov 10: CARA SF CAT Meeting   

Tues, Nov 15: SF Gray Panthers General Meeting
Wed, Nov 16: SDA Housing Collaborative Meeting   
Wed, Nov 16: SF Living Wage Meeting   

Sun, Nov 13: Book Event on Watsonville Cannery Strike 1985-7   
Mon, Nov 14: SF SURJ General Meeting   
Tues, Nov 15: Stand Up to Lennar Corporation   
Wed, Nov 16: Investing in SF's Future   
Thurs, Nov 17: Hearing to See if CPMC Complies with Obligations to SF   
Thurs-Sun, Nov 17-20: Black Girl | Directed by Ousmane Sembène   
Sat, Nov 19: OWL-SF Meeting, Considering End of Life Wishes   
Sat, Nov 19: Special Screening, Iron Moon, on Chinese Migrant Workers   

Thurs, Dec 1: Town Hall on Mental Health Care, Not Cops
Sun, Dec 4: Howard Zinn Book Fair   
Mon, Dec 12: Rebecca Solnit at the Nourse   

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