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
Join Bay Resistance against attacks on people of color, immigrants, Muslims, 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.
Fri, Apr, 21, 12 noon,  EPA: Environmental Science, Not Polluters' Profits.  Location: 75 Hawthorne, downtown SF betw 2nd & 3rd Sts, Montgomery BART/MUNI. Map.   Read more.
Sat, Apr 22, 10AM-2PM,  May Day Outreach in East Bay (exact location TBA) to tell people about May Day Activities, distribute flyers etc.  More info at http://bit.ly/41outreach
Sat, Apr 22,  11 AM,  March for Science, celebrating the understanding, and distribution of scientific knowledge as crucial for freedom, success, health, and safety. Assemble Justin Herman Plaza, rally, then march 1.5 miles to Civic Center for another rally.   Read more.
Sat, Apr 22, 2-4 PM,  Town Hall, California's Role in the Resistance, with Sen Weiner, Assemblymembers Chiu and Ting.  Location: Mission High School, 3750 18th St (at Dolores,  MUNI J car or 22, 14 bus, see map)   See poster.   Must register here .
Sat, Apr 22, 2:30-5:30 PM,  Organizing meeting to pressure SF Police Commission and Supervisors to reject Tasers for SF Police.  Location: SF Main Library, 100 Grove St (betw Larkin and Hyde),  Sycip Meeting Room, 4th Fl.   Read why Gray Panthers says NO on Tasers.
Sun, Apr 23, 1-5 PM,  Bay Resistance Training Direct Action 201, non-violent direct action trainings, going further into practical aspects and hard skills like blockades. You must register.  (See Facebook page but ignore dates.)
Sun, Apr 23, 1-4 PM,  SF United Against Trump General Assembly.  Location: Redstone Bldg, 2940 16th St. (at Capp, one block East of Mission, map)    More, including agenda.
Wed, Apr 26, Come to Sacramento for Single-Payer Healthcare in California!   Recently-introduced SB 562 eliminates health insurance companies and provides equal, comprehensive, accessible, and affordable healthcare to all Californians, including undocumented immigrants, with no deductibles, or co-pays or restrictions on what doctor you use. Read more about SB 562.  SB 562 has its first legislative hearing today and there will be a big rally beforehand.  Bus will leave SF 8:30 AM (new time) from Fulton St between the Public Library and the Asian Art Museum near Civic Center. See map.   Also stops 9:00 AM in Berkeley at the Ed Roberts Campus on Adeline St at the Ashby BART station.  See map. You must call Don Bechler at 415-810-5826 to reserve a seat.    More on Facebook.
Wed, Apr 26, 11 AM: We Demand Save Street-Crossing Time at Bayview Intersections.  Press Conference with Senior & Disability Action.   Location: 3rd & Revere in Bayview. (One block North from Revere/Shafter stop on Muni T line, map.)   See more.
Thurs, Apr 27, 12 Noon, Action Day: No Federal or City Cuts To Affordable Housing!   Demonstration against Trump plans for deep cuts in rental assistance to low-income families, repairs to public housing, and basic community services.  Location: Federal Bldg, 450 Golden Gate (betw Larkin & Polk).   Then march two blocks to SF City Hall for a rally/press conference before a Planning Commission meeting which will consider a proposal by Supes Safai, Breed, and Tang to cut the number of affordable units developers must include in new projects for low-income residents.  Read more.
Sat, Apr 29, 11AM-5PM,  Bay Area Peoples Climate Movement Lake Merritt Event.  Part of a Washington DC and national action defending justice, jobs, peace, and the planet, on the 100th day of Trump.  Stop attacks on the environment, minorities, women, workers, LGBTQ, and the poor. See Statement of Purpose.  Oakland event has local community members, climate activists, musical and spoken word performances, climate scientists, information booths, and hands-on activities for all ages.  Family-friendly. More.   Location: Lake Merritt Amphitheater, Lake Merritt Blvd & 12th St, Oakland, 4 blocks from Lake Merritt BART.  See map.  
Sat, Apr 29, 11AM-3PM,  May Day Outreach in Oakland's Lake Merritt area to tell people about May Day Activities, distribute flyers etc.  More info at http://bit.ly/41outreach

May Day, May 1, International Workers Day, Various Actions:

May Day General Strike: Shut it down!  The California-wide SEIU United Service Workers West (USWW), composed of 40,000 janitors, security officers, airport service workers, and other building service workers across California is declaring a one-day shut-down action against fascist attacks on workers, immigrants, Muslims, women, and LGBTQ persons.  Bay Resistance, Jobs with Justice and many other organizations are supporting.  Marches are planned in Oakland and San Francisco, more details coming. Read more.

SF: 7:30 AM,  Embarcadero, ILWU closing SF and Long Beach ports.

SF: 8-10 AM, Shut down ICE in SF. Join Young Workers United, Jobs with Justice, Chinese Progressive Association, CARACEN & more.  Location: 630 Samsome, betw Washington & Jackson, map.

SF: 11 AM: A Day With Out Immigrants: No working, school, shopping, or banking.  Rally at Justin Herman Plaza, foot of Market St, then march to Civic Center for another rally at 2:30 PM. Read more, including long list of endorsers.  

Oakland: Sin Fronteras is planning a May Day March, gathering 3 PM at Fruitvale BART and marching to San Antonio Park, at Foothill & 18th Ave map. More info. ||  poster.   More detailed info.

Wed, May 3, 11 AM: We Demand Save Street-Crossing Time at SoMa Intersections.  Press Conference with Senior & Disability Action.   Location: 5th & Mission.  See more.
Sat, May 6, 7 PM,   Celebrating the Life of Lynne Stewart, Renewing the Fight to Free Mumia.   A major event with Ralph Poynter, Steven Bingham, Cindy Sheehan, Jeff Mackler, Ralph Schoemman, Dennis Bernstein, Mumia (via Skype), Cat Brooks, others. Read more.  Location: 518 Valencia, betw 16th & 17th Sts, close to 16th St. BART.

News:

I recommend Luring Trump into Mideast Wars is a pretty good account of how Trump's bombing of Syria was a concession he made to the main wing of the ruling class, which has been pushing for more war in the Mideast and confrontation with Russia for years.

See pictures of anti-racist fighters who blocked traffic in front of Mission Police Station in response to DA Gascon's non-indictment of SF Police who killed Amilcar Perez-Lopez. Read Civil Rights Attorney Ben Rosenfeld's analysis of Gason's decision.

Useful information from CARECEN on how to respond to ICE raids.

More Complete Listings

Wed, Apr 19: Panel: Can The Resistance Grow Beyond Protest   
Thurs, Apr 20: Court Hearing on Overthrowing Oakland's Coal Ban   
Thurs, Apr 20: Green Film Fest 2017 Opening Night   
Thurs, Apr 20: Oakland Town Hall on Trade Justice   
Thurs, Apr 20: Immigration: What You Need to Know and Do   
Fri, Apr 21: Chinatown Immigration Forum   
Fri, Apr 21: Earth Day at the EPA: Science, not Polluter's Profits   
Fri, Apr 21: Bayview's 3rd on Third, Earth Day   
Fri, Apr 21: Sensible Cinema for Earth Day: Before the Flood   
Fri, Apr 21: Mission Nightwalk, Stop the Violence   
Sat, Apr 22; Free Citizenship Workshop   
Sat, Apr 22: OWL-SF Meeting on Women's Health   
Sat, Apr 22: March for Science - SF   
Sat, Apr 22: SF Earth Day 2017   
Sat, Apr 22: Talking With Kids About Race   
Sat, Apr 22: Native Nations: Inaate/Se—It Shines A Certain Way + Gomez-Pena +   
Sat, Apr 22: National Call, Justice for Diallo Neal   

Sun, Apr 23: Deborah Kennedy, "Nature Speaks ..."   
Sun, Apr 23: SF United Against Trump General Assembly   
Sun, Apr 23: Dr. Maryse Narcisse, Haiti's Lavalas Presidential Candidate   
Mon, Apr 24: Oppose Proposed Anti-Homeless "Chop Shop" Ordinance   
Tues, Apr 25: Art in Resistance Opening   
Tues, Apr 25: School Board, No Monster Showdow on Marshall School   
Wed, Apr 26: Sacramento Rally for Hearing on SB 562, Single-Payer Healthcare   
Wed, Apr 27: SFILEN Immigrant Family Day   
Thurs, Apr 27: Action Day: No Federal or City Cuts To Affordable Housing!   
Thurs, Apr 27: Workers Memorial Day, Fight for Safety, Defend Injured Workers   
Thurs, Apr 27: Refinery Town, How the Richmond Progressive Alliance Won   
Fri, Apr 28: System Change, Not Climate Change   
Sat, Apr 29: People's Climate Movement - Bay Area   
Sat, Apr 29: Making Change Strategy Session with Shaun King   

Mon, May 1: SF Action: A Day With Out Immigrants   
Tues, May 2: Facing the Right, w Tarso Luis Romos   
Wed, May 3: Demand Enough Time to Walk Across SoMa Streets   
Wed, May 3: Shaping SF Public Talk: California and SF Class War   
Wed, May 3: 48 Hills Spring Gala   
Sat, May 6: New Personal Attendant Employer Workshop   
Sat, May 6: Celebrating the Life of Lynne Stewart, Renewing the Fight for Mumia   

Mon, May 8: SURJ-SF General Meeting   
Tues, May 9: Rally/Speak Out: School Board, Invest in Teachers   

Mon, May 15: Immigrant Day 2017 in Sacramento   
Thurs, May 18: Stop Speculation in SF's West Side   

Mon, May 22: Caravan to Sacramento on Police Murders   
Wed, May 24: Celebrate 15 years of La Colectiva's Organizing   

Wed, May 31: Summer '67: Peace & Love or Anti-War Activism?   

Sat, June 17: Juneteenth in SF   

Wed, June 28: Arundhati Roy   


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