Times: 2 pm Gathering for Immigrant Women Artisans (in Spanish)4 pm Presentation by Celia Santíz Ruiz (in English and Spanish, open to the public)
Where: MCCLA Inti-Raymi Gallery, 2868 Mission Street, San Francisco
Friday, April 30, 2010
7:00pm - 9:00pm
AK PRESS WAREHOUSE 674-A 23rd. St Oakland, CA
“Xip Xop oaXaca” (50 Minutes) Hip Hop is alive and well today all over the world.. This film is just another piece of evidence that by taking back identity, territory and community, Hip Hop can be part of a movement for hood liberation. In Oaxaca, Mexico we see one more city in which young people continue to speak truth to power through Hip Hop.
An Evening of Bilingual Spoken Word about Race, Colonialism and Hip-Hop/La poesia y politica del Hip-Hop
A Spanish- English spoken word event to bring awareness to Black Latino heritage, immigrant rights and Spanglish culture through the global lens of the Hip-Hop generation. Also celebrating the release of Bocafloja’s book of political hip-hop poetry in Spanish entitled ImargiNación.
Corazon Del Tiempo - Heart of Time
Friday, March 26 7:00pm, Eastside Cultural Center
2277 international Blvd, Oakland CA, more info: 510.533.6629
Click Here to watch the Trailer! Film screening and community discussion facilitated by a delegation of Native women from the Bay Area that visited the community of Morelia in Chiapas, Mexico
Free event á Refreshments á Donations accepted
Alberto CortŽs's extraordinary film, Heart of Time, is a rare and intimate look into the heart of the Zapatista revolution in Chiapas, Mexico. Cortes crafts a unique approach to storytelling-a confident mix of romantic drama, Greek chorus, and political intrigue-to relate a multifaceted tale of an epic liberation struggle that spans centuries, from the age of slavery to today's era of digital media. As CortŽs depicts, with striking authenticity, a community that is constantly reinventing the rules of tradition and revolution, he also reveals that the roots of struggle for political freedom are ultimately born out of the tangle of desires to live with a free heart. Featuring Roc’o Barrios.
Call EastSide for more information: 510.533.6629
Thursday, March 11, 2010
7:00pm - 9:00pm
3453 18th Street
San Francisco, CA
Bay Area Release Event
with Safiya Bukhari's Daughter, Wonda Jones, Editor, Laura Whitehorn, Former Panther, Kiilu Nyasha and other guests.
The War Before: The True Life Story of Becoming a Black Panther, Keeping the Faith in Prison & Fighting for Those Left Behind
Foreward by Angela Davis
Afterword by Mumia Abu-Jamal
Edited, with an Introduction by Laura Whitehorn
ART AUCTION - POETRY-MUSIC -SPEAKERS
Jewell Gomez, Phavia Kujichagulia, Devorah Major, Maisha Quint, Graciela Perez-Trevison, Yuri Kochiyama
Music : Bomberas De La Bahia
Dance Party at 10:00 pm with D.J. Kuttin Kandi
Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 7:00pm-Sunday, March 14, 2010 at 12:00am
UPTOWN BODY and FENDER
401 26th st.
Why Oppose the Olympic Games?-A Speaking Tour by Indigenous Activists- Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 7:00 PM -
Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 7:00 PM -
Eastside Arts Alliance, 2277 International Blvd, Oakland
- $5-$10 suggested donation
(no one turned away for lack of funds).
Hosted by Eastside Arts Alliance and Chiapas Support Committee
As part of a provincial and west coast speaking tour, an Indigenous
activist from “Canada” will be speaking about the impacts of the upcoming
Olympic Games, particularly on Indigenous peoples. Join us in an event to
learn more about why opposition to the Games is growing and how you can
participate in and support the resistance and Indigenous self-determination.
Mark Your Calendar Now!
Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 7:30 PM - Human Rights in Chiapas
La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA
$5 - $10 Donation Requested
(1 & 1/2 blocks from Ashby BART), Wheelchair Accessible
Hosted by the Chiapas Support Committee
Victor Hugo López, Communications Coordinator at the Fray Bartolomé de las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba) in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, will discuss human rights in Chiapas and the prospects for political change in 2010. The human rights situation in Chiapas has deteriorated rapidly in recent months, including an attack on a Fraba lawyer in September. As popular organizations wage peaceful struggles against paramilitary violence, tourism projects that displace campesinos, and illegal land grabs, the Frayba is at the often-dangerous forefront of human rights defense. Under attack from paramilitary groups, the army, and both the state and federal governments, the Frayba produces frequent human rights reports, defends cases in court and supports indigenous communities under attack.
Endorsed by: U.S-Mexico Solidarity Network, Task Force on the Americas,
Haiti Action Committee and School of the Americas Watch West
Chiapas Support Committee
P.O. Box 3421, Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 654-9587 firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, January 20
Modern Times Bookstore
888 Valencia Street, SF
Join filmmaker Jason Wallach, CISPES, and FMLN-SF to explore how people in El Salvador are organizing to stop gold mining and to defend the land and water where they live.
This event features a screening of Until the Last Drop: Tales from the Battle for El Salvador’s Water, other footage of activists in El Salvador, and a Q and A discussion. Learn what you can do to support these courageous people in their battle to defend their communities from the abuse of US-based mining companies.
More info at;
TIME: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Kroeber Hall is on the South East end of the University of Berkeley Campus. College Ave. and Bancroft intersect and about twenty yards to the left is Kroeber.
Growing activism in California campuses is a necessary response to budget cuts and fee hikes. Last fall UCBerekely students joined forces with with staff and faculty with a series of walkouts and occupations. Now the holiday break has not cured the disease of capitalism--the only thing we can do is continue the efforts of direct action. Kroeber Hall was site to last semester's library takeover spanning 24hours, which successfully brought to light proposed closers of open hours of the campus's dozen libraries. Now students and community is invited to participate in a takeover of the hall with displays and art, music and speakers. A panel discussion is planned, info table and the assorted other things we see at activist's convergences (ie: food!) But this does not exclude you from bringing something to share or present etc. The action will take place over 3 day's time so if it seems slow one hour--the next might be a memory you'll never forget.
And this tiny action is to aid in the the massive March 4th statewide walkout. Now that's entertainment!
As part of the effort to build a national movement, Take Back the Land is in the Bay area meeting with organizations.
For more information contact Just Cause Oakland at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org 510.763.5877 ext 306.
Leadership Team and Participants for our upcoming open session:
Strategies for Anti-Racist Organizing
Sunday November 15th, 3-5 pm
Humanist Hall, 390 27th St in Oakland
(The Humanist Hall is Wheelchair accessible)
You are warmly invited to this upcoming Anne Braden Program session.
We hope you can join us for a panel discussion on Strategies for Anti-Racist Organizing with Linda Burnham longtime leader for racial, gender, and economic justice, Dawn Phillips of Just Cause Oakland, Alicia Garza of People Organized to Win Employment Rights (POWER),
Carla Wallace of the Fairness Campaign and Kentucky Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression.
Panelist will ground current anti-racist work within a legacy of long-term social movements, share strategies for building working class power in communities of color in Oakland and San Francisco toward systemic change. Panelists will layout what those big picture strategies look like in practice. They will share lessons and strategies for anti-racist organizing with white people and ways white people can be part of efforts to build vibrant multi-racial movements
The Anne Braden Program is a four-month intensive anti-racist organizing training for white social justice activists. The program combines workshops, mentorship, and volunteer placements at local racial and economic justice organizations, in an effort to develop white anti-racist leadership to build support for racial justice in white communities and help build powerful multiracial movements for collective liberation.
Open sessions of the Anne Braden Program provide an opportunity for participants to invite friends and family to join them in their learning process. While the Anne Braden Program is designed for white social justice activists, the open sessions welcome guests of all backgrounds. The open sessions are an opportunity for Anne Braden Program mentors, site supervisors, volunteers and allies to participate in the program. These sessions are a space for us to come together and learn as a larger community.
If you would like childcare or ASL please let us know by Tuesday November 10th.
If you plan to attend this open session, please RSVP to Chris Crass at email@example.com.
Linda Burnham is the co-founder and former executive director of the Women of Color Resource Center (WCRC), a non-profit education, community action and resource center committed to developing a strong, institutional foundation for social change activism by and on behalf of women of color. She has been working on racial justice and peace issues since the 1960s and on women-of-color issues since the early 1970s. Burnham was a leader in the Third World Women’s Alliance, a national organization that was an early advocate for the rights of women of color. In 1990, together with Miriam Ching Louie, she co-founded Women of Color Resource Center. Burnham has published numerous articles on African-American women, African-American politics, and feminist theory in a wide range of periodicals and anthologies. A particular focus of her more recent writing, organizing and advocacy work has been welfare policy and the lives of low- and no-income women and their families. Burnham led delegations of women of color to the
1985 UN World Conference on Women in Nairobi, Kenya and the 1995 UN World Conference on Women in Beijing, China. In 2001 she led a delegation of 25 women of color activists and scholars to the United Nations World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa. In 2004 Burnham was a leader of Count Every Vote, a human rights project that trained citizens to monitor the polls in the southern states. In 2005 Burnham was nominated as one of 1000 Peace Women for the Nobel Peace Prize. Burnham is a frequent featured speaker on college campuses and to community groups, addressing issues of women’s rights, racial justice, human rights and peace. Burnham’s writing and organizing are part of a lifelong inquiry into the dynamic, often perilous intersections of race, class and gender.
Dawn Phillips is the Organizing Director at Just Cause Oakland. Just Cause is a membership-based organization building a powerful voice for Oakland's low-income tenants and workers. Their mission is to create a just and diverse city and region by organizing Oakland residents to advocate for housing and jobs as human rights, and to mobilize for policies that produce social and economic justice in low-income communities of color.
Dawn has over 15 years of community organizing experience. Dawn began his organizing career through the Movement Activist ApprenticeshipProgram at the Center for Third World Organizing. After graduating from MAAP, Dawn spent six years serving as the Director of Community Organizing at BOSS (Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency), organizing homeless people in Oakland. He than spent six years serving as the Executive Director of PUEBLO (People United for a Better Oakland). Dawn has served on the boards of the National Organizer’s Alliance (NOA), Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice (ACRJ), and the East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE).
Alicia Garza is Co-Executive Director of People Organized to Win Employment Rights (POWER). POWER is an organization that unites working class families, youth and tenants to achieve economic, racial and gender justice through organization and empowerment. POWER's mission is to eliminate poverty and oppression by developing the capacity of working class communities of color to play a powerful role in the political processes that impact their lives and the well being of their communities.
Born and raised in the Bay Area, Alicia has organized with local communities of color for racial and economic justice for the past 7 years. As Co-Executive Director, Alicia supports POWER's staff and members to build the power of working class communities of color by coordinating the growth of a sustainable, dynamic organization that is ready to meet the challenges of this new era. Alicia also serves on the Board of Directors of The School of Unity and Liberation (SOUL) in Oakland, California.
Carla F. Wallace was born in Louisville, Kentucky Carla grew up between on a farm in Oldham County, and in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Since the mid-80’s, she served on the board of the Kentucky Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression and was engaged in anti-KKK work in response to cross burnings and klan on the police force, and in the Southern Organizing Committee’s environmental justice organizing. Carla helped coordinate efforts to pass Louisville’s Hate Crimes Law, motor voter law, mobilize community against police abuse, and organize solidarity delegations to Nicaragua, Palestine, Colombia and Cuba.
In 1991 she was one of the founders of the Fairness Campaign, which has been honored locally and nationally for its work on behalf of lgbt rights and justice for all. In 1999 the campaign’s success in building an inclusive community based struggle for civil rights, passed one of the most inclusive pieces of lgbt legislation in the country, and the only gender identity inclusive law in the South.
In 2005 Carla helped establish the Audre Lorde Chair in Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality at University of Louisville. Carla is a member of the Fairness Campaign Leadership Council, the Strategic Planning Committee of the Anne Braden Institute at University of Louisville, the Carl Braden Memorial Center board, and the Kentucky Health Justice Network.
CATALYST PROJECT: a center for political education and movement building
Chris Crass, coordinator
522 Valencia St #2
San Francisco, CA 94110
Guerreros del Arcoiris (Grand Festival Award, Berkeley Video and Film Festival, 2009) es un documental sobre el proceso de refundación constituyente que ha emprendido Bolivia y las amenazas secesionistas que se levantan en nombre de las autonomías departamentales. Este documental, grabado durante el mes de diciembre de 2007 en las localidades de la Paz, el Charpe y Santa Cruz de la Sierra, muestra el proceso de cambios profundos que protagoniza el pueblo boliviano y las transformaciones que se han cristalizado en la asamblea constituyente. Por otra parte, ofrece una visión de los poderosos grupos minoritarios de oposición que reaccionan cuidando sus intereses económicos y proponiendo un proyecto separatista. Guerreros del Arcoiris pone en evidencia que en Bolivia no existen dos visiones de país, sino una mayoría que se hace sentir en su lucha revolucionaria, y una minoría que no acepta que la historia ya cambió.
Tatiana Rojas es parte del colectivo de mujeres La Tajuara Fílmica de Caracas. Ha estudiado literatura y trabajado en los medios televisivos y comunitarios por varios años.
Wedneday, September 30
1:30 - 3:00 pm
B-4 Dwinelle Hall, Berkeley Language Center
PLEASE ALSO JOIN US FOR A RECEPTION FOLLOWING THE PRESENTATION IN THE DEPARTMENT OF SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE LIBRARY. EVERYONE WELCOME!
Escucha la entrevista de Radio Zapatista con Tatiana Rojas aquí
Amor Sin Fronteras: Comunidad Es Poder
Latin@ LGBTQ Pride 2009
Sunday, September 20th
Dolores Park, San Francisco
Hello Amor Sin Fronteras Amig@s, Allies, and Familia,
This is Will Romero with the Amor Sin Fronteras (ASF) Outreach Committee. Hope you are all well. Just want to remind you that THIS Sunday, September 20th will be the 5th Annual LGBTQ Latino Pride Event Amor Sin Fronteras: Comunidad Es Poder. It will be at Dolores Park, in San Francisco from 11AM to 5PM. We will have music, dance, entertainment, food, and mucho mas. We hope you can join us in creating a safe space that celebrates, respects, and politicizes our Latin@ LGBTQ community and also in having fun together as community.
On that note, we are also looking for Volunteers:
We need volunteers the day of the event Sunday, September 20th, We are looking for volunteers for one of two shifts 10AM to 2PM or 2PM-6PM (It is not required that you sign-up for the entire four hours of the shift, if you can do 1 to 2 hours within that shift that would be greatly appreciated). We are looking for people to help out with clean-up, set-up (minimal as vendors will be handling their booths), supervision (in the children's area), breakdown (this will be for the latter part of the program), and other programatic and logisitical matters. If you, or any folks you know, are interested in volunteering please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please have in the subject heading VOLUNTEER and include name and contact info (phone/e-mail address). I will be in touch with you later this week.
If you have any questions or need information, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com. See you all this Sunday September 20th at Dolores Park. Feliz Pride :) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Besos y abrazos,
ASF Latin@ Pride 2009
Amor Sin Fronteras: Comunidad Es Poder
Orgullo Latin@ LGBTQ 2009
Domingo, 20 de Septiembre
Parque Dolores, San Francisco
(favor de distribuir)
Hola Amig@s, Aliados, y Familia de Amor Sin Fronteras,
Yo soy Will Romero con la sub-comité de alcanze de Amor Sin Fronteras (ASF). Espero que tod@s estén bien. Sólo queremos recordarles que este domingo 20 de septiembre sera la quinta celebracion anual del orgullo Latino LGBTQ Amor Sin Fronteras: Comunidad es Poder. El evento sera en el parque Dolores, San Francisco de las 11 AM a 5 PM. Tendremos música, baile, entretenimiento, comida y mucho mas. Esperamos que Uds puedan unirse con nosotros a medida de avanzar en crear un espacio seguro que celebra, respeta y políticamente apoya nuestra comunidad Latin@ LGBTQ y también para divertirnos juntos como comunidad.
En este sentido, estamos también buscando voluntarios:
Necesitamos a voluntarios el día del evento el domingo, 20 de septiembre. Estamos buscando voluntarios para uno de dos turnos 10 AM-2 PM o 2PM-6PM ( no es necesario que usted se registre para las cuatro horas enteras del turno, si solo puede hacer 1 a 2 horas dentro de ese turno, les agradecieramos mucho). Estamos buscando gente para ayudar con limpieza, la configuración (mínimo como proveedores van ha estar controlando sus cabinas), supervisión (en la area de niños), desglose (esto será para la última parte del programa) y otros asuntos programaticos y logisiticos.Si usted, o cualquier otra persona que conosca, está interesada en ser voluntario envienme un correo electrónico a firstname.lastname@example.org.Por favor, en el titulo del correo escriba VOLUNTATIRO y incluya su nombre e información de contacto (teléfono/correo electrónico dirección). Estaré en contacto con usted esta misma semana.
Si tiene alguna pregunta o necesita mas información, por favor comuníquese conmigo al email@example.com. Los vemos todos este domingo 20 de Septiembre, 2009 en el parque Dolores. Happy Pride :)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Besos y abrazos,
ASF Orgullo Latin@ 2009
Barcos en la noche: Baile de mariposas
Ships in the Night: Queer Dance Party
Tiempo/Time: 10pm - 2am
DJ’s Durt, Black, & Jean Jamz
@ SF Underground: 242 Haight Street
Recaudación de fondos para la delegación indígena del área de la bahía a Chiapas
A fundraiser to benefit the bay area Indigenous delegation to Chiapas
This is a benefit for the Anarchist Collective in Mexico, "La Furia de las Calles" (Fury in the Streets), to build up their & Media Center, which will provide cheap internet access and an alternative form of self employment in a community that is striving for resources.
All Donations received will be sent to "La Furia de las Calles" http://espora.org/furia/
You are cordially invited to a free film screening of
Saturday July 11th, at 7:30 p.m.
Buena Vista United Methodist Church
a documentary-in-progress (completed running time: 56:40)
See the trailer <www.lifeorliberty.org>
A crossroad where Japanese American Internment experience meets Post 9/11 Homeland Security craze.
A Japanese American filmmaker, Konrad Aderer confronts startling echoes of his own family's World War II internment as he joins the fight to free a Homeland Security detainee, Palestinian peace activist Farouk Abdel-Muhti who was detained in a post-9/11 roundup of Muslim immigrants. This intimate, revelatory film takes on profound personal and historical implications as Farouk, his son and the filmmaker each pay a personal price for resisting wartime policies.
Director/Producer: Konrad Aderer will do Q&A after the screening.
* Snacks and refreshment will be served.
Sansei Legacy Project, Alameda Multicultural Center, Asian American for Peace and Justice, Alameda Study Group,
For more information, please contact;
▪ Jose Arcellana, Chair of Church & Society Committee
▪ Kaz Takahashi, Community Developer