We've relocated our office to the Redstone Building in the Mission District. Location Information.  
SF Gray Panthers activity will be diminished as we get up to speed. 
See pictures from our December Holiday Party.

Wed, Oct 1: California Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA) Regional Convention, Richmond    
Fri, Oct 3: 12:30 PM Gray Panthers Board Meets at Main Library, 3rd Fl, Martin Paley Rm, members welcome.
Wed, Oct 8: Campaign for a Healthy California SF Meeting       
Fri, Oct 10: 12 PM, Gray Panthers Newsletter Committee meets at office, 2940 16th St, Rm 200-3.
Tues, Oct 21: Gray Panthers Meeting (special time and location, see graphic above)    
Mon, Oct 27, 11:30 AM, Gray Panthers Book Club, Centic Cafe, 142 McAllister, betw Hyde & Leavenworth.

Mondays-Thursdays: Senior & Disability Action's Computer Labs open   
1st & 3rdTuesdays: SF99% Coalition Meetings
Mon, Sept 29: Stop Evictions from Landlords Converting Apartments to AirBnB       
Mon, Sept 29: Naomi Klein: "This Changes Everything, Capitalism vs. the Climate"    
Tues, Sept 30: Emergency Demo: Hands of Aristide and the Lavalas Movement         
Wed, Oct 1: California Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA) Regional Convention in Richmond     
Wed, Oct 1: Save City College General Meeting    
Thurs, Oct 2: Reverse the Closings of Social Security Offices! (Oakland)      
Wed, Oct 1: Housing Crisis & November Election: How This Could Shift SF Politics         
Sat, Oct 4: Plaza 16 Coalition March For Affordable Housing in the Mission         
Sat, Oct 4: Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas             
Sun, Oct 5: Forum: The Commons as Social Philosophy       
Tues, Oct 7: Support SF State Faculty in Fair Contract for Teachers and Students      
Wed, Oct 8: Health Action Team (HAT) Meeting      
Wed, Oct 8: We Need it All! $15 Minimum Wage, No House-Flipping and Retail Workers Bill of Rights      
Wed, Oct 8: Campaign For a Healthy California SF Meeting       
Wed, Oct 8: Shaping SF Public talks: San Francisco's Housing Wars 2014       
Wed, Oct 8: Youth-Led Board of Education Candidate Forum         
Thurs, Oct 9: Senior & Disability Action General Meeting      
Thurs, Oct 9: CARA SF CAT Meeting       
Thurs, Oct 9: SF Candidates on the Equality Debate       
Thurs, Oct 9: Messages from Palestine Art Exhibit & Reception      
Fri, Oct 10: World Day Against the Death Penalty       
Fri, Oct 10: SOMArts Day of the Dead Exhibition      
Fri, Oct 10: Arab Film Festival Opening & Party         
Sat, Oct 11: Teaching for Social Justice Conference, The Roots of Resistance      
Tues, Oct 14: Bill McKibben at Grace Cathedral        
Wed, Oct 15: Senior & Disability Action Housing Collaborative Meeting       
Wed, Oct 15: SF Living Wage Coalition Meeting      
Wed, Oct 15: SF Library Ohlone Arts Night         
Thurs, Oct 16: Freedom Archives 15-year Celebration/Fundraiser     
Sun, Oct 19: Mural Event: "These Walls Speak," Film & Community Event          
Tues, Oct 21: Film Showing, Empress Hotel, a Tenderloin SRO with a Story        
Wed, Oct 22: National Day of Protest: Police Brutality, Repression, & Criminalization (OAKLAND)            
Wed, Oct 22: Book Release: James Tracy, "Dispatches Against Displacement"       
Sat, Oct 25: OWL-SF Meeting: Compassionate Choices in Dying       
Wed Oct 29: Shaping SF Public Talks: SF's Housing Wars 2014      
Sat, Nov 15: Howard Zinn Bookfair         
Sat Nov 15: Book Release: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era        
Sun, Nov 16: UU Forum: Improving the Lives of Women in Africa"       
Sat, Nov 22: Earth at Risk 2014: Justice & Sustainability Conference       
Fri, Nov 28: OurWalmart Black Friday Action     

Please send notices of similar SAN FRANCISCO events to mlyon01@comcast.net with "CALENDAR" in subject line. Please also post your events on the Indybay Calendar.    

Mondays to

Senior & Disability Action's Open Computer Lab and Computer Classes.
Computer Lab hours are: 9AM to 4 PM, for people to practice their skills or do their work.
Call Pi Ra at 415-546-2096 for Computer Class Hours.
Read a description (but not location) of SDA's computer training here.   
Actual Location: SDA's office, 1360 Mission St, Room 400.
(Betw 9th-10th Sts, map, # 14, 6, 9, 21 buses)        (back to top)

1st & 3rd Tuesdays of month
6:30 PM

The purpose of the San Francisco 99% Coalition is to work in coalition and offer support to groups which promote nonviolent advocacy for more equitable social, economic and environmental public policies.  See their website.  Meeting location: Unitarian Universalist Center, 1187 Franklin St. (at Geary), #38 bus (not 38L).  Leave an email message at sf99percent@gmail.com to be called about specific meeting information.   (back to top)

Oct 1
10 AM
3 PM

California Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA) Regional Convention, "Protecting our Retirement Security."   Featuring:
* Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones on stopping excessive health insurance rate hikes,
* a Housing Panel with speakers on tenant's rights, anti-foreclosure, and mobile-home rights,
* a Retirement Security Panel on income, health, pedestrian, housing, and long-term care,
* round-table discussions by all attendees on priorities for CARA to work on next year
SF Bus leaves 8:30 AM from Fulton St. between Main Library and Asian Art Museum.
Call 510-663-4086 to reserve a seat.   Read more about attending.    (back to top)

Oct 2
11 AM

Rescind Social Security Office Closures
Thursday, Oct 2, 11 AM
Social Security Office, Oakland
360 22nd St, Suite 400 (betw Franklin & Webster)
4 blocks from 19th St. BART Station
 Map at  http://goo.gl/maps/6A5QK  

The Alliance for Retired Americans (ARA), in cooperation with Social Security Works and AFGE (the union that represents Social Security Admin staff) are planning a 4 city press hit on  October 2nd to deliver hundreds of thousands of petitions to Social Security offices urging that the 10% cut forced by sequestration in 2013 be rescinded.

These senseless and hurtful cuts do not lower the debt, as sequestration cuts were supposed to do, because the Social Security Administration is not part of the federal budget; it's funded by the Social Security Trust. The cuts are really hurting both workers and people who need assistance applying for benefits and getting questions answered.  (back to top)

Oct 7,
12 noon

Support SF State Faculty in Fair Contract for Teachers and Students. Join faculty at San Francisco State University in action for a fair contract.  Faculty are suffering from an unhealthy salary structure, with various inequities and lack of progression.  And for the last decade, increases in workload in the form of larger class size, increased advising responsibilities, and the growth in mentoring and evaluation obligations have taken faculty time away from providing educational quality for students and, as a consequence, threatens student success.   Location: 19th Ave & Holloway. (M Metro and #17, 18, 28, 29, 91 buses)  (back to top)
Oct 8
4:30 PM
We Need it All!  $15 Minimum Wage, No House-Flipping, and Retail Workers Bill of Rights!
Join Jobs with Justice-SF and many allies in a demonstration for (1) the $15 minimum wage in SF (Prop J), (2) protection against real-estate speculators flipping houses and evicting tenants (Prop G), and (3) a Retail Workers Bill of Rights (RWBoR, a new campaign for justice for part-time workers in chain retail stores. Read more).  Location: Assemble at Ross-Dress-for-Less (4th/Market), then march 1 block to Apple Store (Stockton/Ellis) then 2 blocks to Westfield Mall (5th/Market). call Michelle, 415-349-3487 for more details.   (back to top)
Oct 8
7 PM
Campaign for a Healthy California SF Meeting.   The Campaign for a Healthy California is a new state-wide community- and labor-based organization that aspires to win single-payer/Medicare-for-All  healthcare in California through a state-wide ballot initiative.  Regional groups are forming across the state, and this meeting in SF's Mission District is the San Francisco Regional Group.  We invite all community and labor groups to join us.  Location: Community Room, Mission Police Station, 630 Valencia (at 17th St, 16th St. BART, or 14, 49, 22, & 33 buses.  See map. )    (back to top)
Oct 8
Shaping SF Public talks: San Francisco's Housing Wars 2014.   Decades of displacement and eviction have reached another crescendo during 2013-14. Key activists from the 1990s to the present will share tactics and strategies as the war enters its latest stages. With James Tracy with his new book Dispatches Against Displacement, Erin McElroy of the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project and Maria Zamudio of Causa Justa, and many others.   Location: 518 Valencia (at 16th St, 16th St BART or # 14 or 49 buses.)     (back to top.)
Oct 21
2 PM
Film Showing, Empress Hotel, a Tenderloin SRO with a Story.  This prize-winning movie follows the very different lives of ten Empress Hotel residents, providing insight into the lives of homeless people and what drives their demons and addictions.   Read more about the movie.   The movie is being shown by the Senior & Disability Action SRO Project, seeking to improve safety and living conditions in San Francisco's Single Room Occupancy hotels.   Location: Koret Auditorium, in the lower level of the main branch of the SF Public Library, 100 Larkin St (at Grove).   (back to top)
Nov 28
3-5 PM
OurWalmart Black Friday Action. Every year, the annual OurWalmart action in the East Bay has grown.  This year, Walmart workers have won paid sick days from the State, and are now demanding $15 minimum wage and consistant full-time hours.   Location: Milpitas Walmart, shuttle busses will run between Milpitas BART and the store. Stay tuned for more information!   (back to top)

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Gray Panthers of San Francisco  
2940 16th St,  Room 200-3,  
San Francisco CA 94103
Phone: 415-552-8800
e-mail: graypanther-sf@sonic.net
web: http://graypantherssf.igc.org/

Location: 16th St between Capp & S. Van Ness, See a map
In San Francisco's Mission District. We are wheelchair-accessible.