December 29, 2015

On Tuesday, December 29, the People's Campaign and Vote 1-2-3 to Replace Ed Lee hosted a meeting at the Black & Brown Social Club from 7 to 10 p.m. Approximately 60 people attended the meeting.

Note: These minutes are intended to capture general ideas, thoughts, plans, and announcements, not a verbatim transcript. Still, please communicate any critical corrections so we accurately reflect community discussion and decisions.

Finding Our Yes: Planning for 2016 and Beyond

Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 7:00 – 10:00pm

Black & Brown Social Club, 474 Valencia Street, SF, CA 

 

7:00 – 8:00: Welcome. Meeting to convene the 1-2-3 Replace Ed Lee group, the People’s Campaign group, Justice for Mario Woods Coalition, and any member of the community working toward social/political change. 

 

Agenda Item II: Personal introductions

  • Community introduced themselves, reasons for attendance

 

8:00 – 8:15: Move upstairs to the Centro del Pueblo auditorium to accommodate overflowing attendance.

 

8:15 – 9:10: Agenda items discussion among community attendees led by Shannon Bolt, moderated by Shirley Huey.

 

Agenda Items III/IV: Develop Ideological Foundation/Platform and What’s In a Name?

  • Theme to remember is “Finding Our Yes.” 
    • We’re not NIMBY’s (Not in My Back Yard) who only say “no” to what is proposed. We don’t like what is being proposed because they are bad ideas, and we must put forward ideas on what we want. Reverse popular opinion that people in SF only complain about what we don’t want in our city/we lack vision. 
    • What people most liked about Herrera, Weiss, Schuffman is they showed a vision of what exactly they wanted SF to be like for a broader community. 
  • Consider the two current parallel lines of campaigning - What makes sense organizationally moving forward? 
    • Francisco Herrera’s The People’s Campaign 
      • This could be the broader campaign that encompasses specific campaigns within it; this will create an extremely diverse coalition addressing many different issues, and multiple groups addressing many parts of the same issue 
      • Adopting this name would reflect the sentiment of a “populist action,” a theme from the results of the community survey.
      • Original idea behind the People’s Campaign was recognizing the very rich are playing “Hunger Games” with the people of SF. We can only beat that by not participating in circus politics (just win by making promises and figure it out later) but by participating in real politics where we negotiate for our real self interests (what can we really change in six months or a year, etc). More than 300 participants in groups identified eight key issues/points of his campaign.  Delusion to think we’ll change what took 50 years to build, it will take many years to change but we must propose what SF should look like; we are currently depending on investors (erroneously called developers) who are here to make a buck off of our back.  
    • Vote 123 SF (Vote 1-2-3 to Replace Ed Lee
      • Could focus on participatory democracy, electoral strategy, proposition/legislation proposals, etc.
  • Issues to consider under the group umbrella (some underway) based on our experience from the November election of taking ideas and making them actionable:
    • Counter-police / citizen’s police commission – Focus on community policing, police reform, proposing policy change and getting it implemented
      • Recommendations from Justice for Mario Woods Coalition: Even if this action has a positive spin on it, be ready. Joe Marshall head of Police Commission / OCC do not follow up on citizen’s complaints; Chief of Police refuses to resign; SF Police Officer’s Association are aggressive, bullying, threatening. These groups don’t want to change and are benefitting from their behavior. 
      • Also consider how to address people who suffer brutality at the hands of the police because they are disabled (can’t hear the police because they are deaf)? They are victimized over things they have no control over. How do we move police into role of community outreach?  
    • Bank of the City (in the works within F. Herrera’s group) - In first year, take the City payroll from Bank of America and gather ten community banks/credit unions to take charge of that. 
    • Affordable Housing Bonus Plan  Really an Investor’s Bonus Plan to make money off of our backs and our seniors. Reimagine what that should look like. 

 

Reactions to themes discussed at this point in the meeting:

  • Input: Certain people in the City feel impact the most. They have this vision, but not the agency, voice or knowledge of self to create a vision:
    • Elders (becoming increasingly homeless)
    • Homeless (many new homeless in tents)
    • Youth (they will inherit what we are suffering from now)
    • Working class (2-3 jobs, they are there now and can’t be at this meeting)

There’s no campaign if we can’t afford to live here. We need real affordable housing, not proportional to market rate 

  • There are tools to have a voice, but they are inaccessible or we don’t know about them; goal is to make these meetings as successful as possible and incorporate education so we learn how to turn ideas into action.

 

  • Input: Take 10K people, contribute your cigarette or latte money at $5/week, translates to $2.6M raised in one year; $10/week translates to $5.2M in one year, $20.8M in four years. Use this model, people power, to create what you need. 

 

  • Input:
    • Elect progressive Board of Supervisors (BoS): Raise funds for elections, start campaigning right now
    • Police reform: Follow Richmond, CA and get them to teach us (note: S. Bolt has reached out to them)
    • Black Lives Matter (BLM): It’s what happening; it’s a fulcrum of everything and in many ways the most important thing

 

  • Input:
    • BLM is owned by the black community. It does not need the white community to come out because this is the “it” thing right now. What’s needed is for people to believe black lives have value. SF is the Ferguson of the West. 10% of the last 3% are in the streets, but it’s not enough. 
    • How do we ask the system for anything equal when it is set for black lives to fail?
    • Why can’t we separate from this system? Why return to the same programs that feed the system, which makes money and strengthen the current system? Don’t do business with it? Wouldn’t it (the current system) then fail or be forced to recognize something (else)?
    • No matter how many protests, (the police) are carrying deadly weapons and profiling people. That door is not ours to knock on – time to figure out other ways to have communities. We need independence. We are depending on them to respect us, but we need to become independent.
    • Important to understand the history of SF. People of color came here, built the City, and were then pushed out. When they were interned during the war, the Japanese community turned over land deeds to those they could trust, the black community; and those deeds were ultimately taken from the black community. Happening in 2015 all over again, but not a war, it’s tech. It’s a genocide and they are killing black and brown people as a land grab. 

 

  • Input: We will disagree, and we all have our #1 issue. What we can build is15 different things this movement can address. We can set a structure so that all kinds of people can participate and have the City listen to us. How do we listen to each other and work together under this umbrella? 

 

  • Input: There is a #1. Get behind BLM as an ally. You have an expiration date on your back as a black man. 

 

  • Input: Understand the rage we feel right now. BLM is #1 due to the Mario Woods situation. Housing is a longer range goal. Right now we need cops convicted, this should be a primary goal. We do need a broad based organization with a laser behind two potent points. 

 

  • Input: There is nothing more City right now than who is here. Our priority is not walking around in fear. Black Lives Matter and Mario Woods was a motivator for people to attend this meeting. This is what we are talking about, this is what we are standing for. Priority is Justice for Mario Woods. Making sure his mother is ok, his family is ok. And making sure the next family is ok because it’s going to happen (again). They are going to keep killing kids. We have to organize enough so we can be there for these black and brown families. 

 

  • Input: Coming from a white father and a black mother, does not know what it’s like to be a black man in America.  We have to support and understand. Working on the side of issues we are hearing here – 
    • Housing
    • Representation for culture
    • Most importantly the black and brown – don’t try to say you know what it’s like; just accept, support and understand it
    • Hearing tonight about police reform, but his belief is in conscious evolution: we’ll look back and wonder why we were not policing ourselves. We should be doing this. We need to understand the important issues but not let that divide us. Everyone in this room, regardless of what color you are, and it’s a beautiful spectrum, we are all here to make this world a better place; we all live on this planet and we are all in this shit together. 
    • (Referencing input made earlier about focusing on Black Lives Matter because it is what’s happening right now): Believe he was coming from a place of strategy; there’s no emotion, focus is on calculating and making shit happen

 

  • Input: Facebook activism does not always work very well. For example the breakdown in community communication about turnout for Black Lives Matter in San Francisco. So many different organizations across the City are meeting for different reasons, but when it comes time to fall in line for solidarity we don’t have the infrastructure in place, 911 to all community organizations that all need to come out today. So part of the idea with this is to build that infrastructure so that in this time of crisis of police murdering black people we can actually have the wherewithal to call out so we have 50,000 people in the streets and not 30 or 40 or however many have been able to turn out. Not easy right now to find information on protests and that information is not getting to everyone. Infrastructure to provide that aid and support is an important thing to focus on.  

 

  • Input: One of the reasons why we are here tonight is because it is so difficult to find information without seeking out each individual coalition. If there is an umbrella organization with issue groups within it we can each direct what feels most pressing to us personally and where we have the most skills to bring in development and planning, and then we reach out to everyone when we need them to show up. That’s where the power lies. 

 

  • Input: 1) The next thing all of us should do is be in the streets together for Mario Woods. 2) Do we want to organize in a way that we are functioning as a government? Follow through on what is on the agenda here and create a real democracy that none of us has actually experienced? Experience what it is like to actually form a democracy in which all of our voices are heard. We need to go and say we have a government, it’s the people’s government. We don’t need to reform the police, we need to get the guns out of their hands and people out of cages. We’re done with reform. We need to model the world we want that includes everyone’s voice. We need a committee, how would we structure this, get a group of people to model on how to agree on a system, and have common ground, and refer back to it when things come up between each other that we have agreed on these things, values and principals. 

 

If we are just against, against, we are giving them the power still. 

 

  • Input: We have no knowledge of ourselves, if we did evolve to that point we could govern ourselves. Important to be educated in a soul-spirit manner, but we focus on the physical world. 

 

  • Input: There’s a tool for us to move beyond Facebook called NationBuilder. Allows us to database our members, then text, email blast and phone tree. All three 123 candidates built their websites on NationBuilder.  Cost for two years is $350. (The group is moving ahead with this online platform. Contribute here: https://francisco.nationbuilder.com/123donate.)

 

  • Input: Nation Builder sounds awesome but the best way to connect to people is humanistically. Just talk to people. Not the easiest thing to do. We went to talk about the police budget and they added an extra $35M. Found out about that through the phone. Found out about Black Lives Matter Mario Woods protest at City Hall through personal connections. People went to the site where he was killed and met his mother. And they have been maintaining the vigil. 

 

We all have issues to focus on. But Black Lives Matter is inextricably connected to housing. What happened to Mario Woods and many others is part of housing. People have been killed and taken to jail so other people can move in, like the Bayview, the Fillmore, the Mission. 

 

So how do we create the best infrastructure? How do we best support those on the front line?  Don’t reinvent the wheel, how do we just bring more people to the cause? 

 

  • Input: Part of the New Community Leadership Foundationanorganization in the Fillmore, and they are determining how they will be galvanizing action. Will take feedback from this meeting to that group. Delighted to see such a great diverse turnout. Sometimes if you are not in the right chain of communication, you can miss some things. We should do NationBuilder, be more text and web savvy, social media, radio, video, cable access TV, and boots on the ground. 

 

African Americans are in San Francisco by the skin of their teeth. Nurses can’t afford to live here. Hot button and an urgent issue. As far as police reform, some things will take time. Would love to see cops without their guns, like in the Great Britain. Canada is a hunting, gun culture, but they don’t have the same deaths. Something about the American psyche. Police here are trained to shot and kill, part of their culture. That needs to change. They are not even shooting to wound. Mario Woods, they tried to say they shot him with a bean bag gun. Having worked in mental health industry, and looking at Mario Woods, would have de-escalated that whole situation. Cops need to be trained to have a more social worker approach.  

 

  • Input: Government is not answering to the people on so many issues because the government is not accessible. You used to be able to go to City Hall and get all of your business done. But it was decentralized during the (Willie) Brown years. So how do we access that power? Someone else is writing the bills and congress is just passing it. We can call state senators or congress people, but they don’t really care. And when you are going to school or working, how is there time to do that? How do we make access easy and not time consuming?

 

  • Input: Need a facilitator to control the time and manage the conversation. There are so many problems, violence, housing corporation, government itself. Need to develop a process and create separate tables to discuss different topics and empower people to take action. Do this in a way that we don’t spend time repeating ideas. 

 

  • Input: That is called “World Café” style of meeting that we considered for this meeting but people were so interested in all of the issues that it was decided that style was not best for the first meeting. We will do this in the future. Talked a lot about issues tonight and that’s important, but what we need to talk about is our organization, and though all questions won’t be answered tonight, it’s what we need to get back to in this meeting: 

 

  • Are we going to put in money for NationBuilder?
  • Will People’s Campaign be our umbrella organization name?
  • How will we structure the individual issue groups in the umbrella organization?

 

Issues discussed tonight will go back to those smaller groups, and organization wide issues will be discussed in umbrella group meetings. 

 

Although issues discussed tonight sound repetitive, it’s helpful because it makes known what the larger group wants from these smaller groups. Good example is police reform, because it’s not reform, what we learned tonight is it’s a total revolution of the system. So even if people in the larger group are not actively in the smaller police focused group, they can voice what they’d want to see out of it. 

 

<<Break>>

 

9:15 – 9:54: Guest Speakers 

  • Bay Area for Bernie Sanders – Three recent reports of interest:
    • New York Times: The wealthiest class have a private tax system saving them billions. They have squads of lobbyists and lawyers to rewrite tax codes in their favor
    • In CA, the poorest 20% pay a higher rate in state and local taxes than the richest 1%
    • Of the ten biggest tax dodgers in CA, three live in the Bay Area, one is in SF and is a real estate developer (ETA: “David M. Raynal, a San Francisco landlord who was a partner in the notorious CitiApartments company. Raynal has had an outstanding lien for nearly $2.6 million since 2013, according to the state.”) with something like seven different law suits levied against him.  

 

They have built our cities and our state. These issues are all on a continuum. National inequalities are an accumulation of local injustices. In response, Bernie Sanders has asked for a political revolution from the ground up. Reality is the President will never solve a state tax system that is unfair. We here in San Francisco are at the vanguard of that revolution. Reference the video of Amy Weiss at the Log Cabin Republicans for context and Bernie Sanders at Liberty University. Ellis Act evictions know no party boundaries, and poverty knows no ideology. 

 

Presence here to ask for your help. We can take our people powered spirit of the 123 campaign to the national level. Main focus right now is in phone banking, as it’s very important to identify voters to inform and to persuade to caucus and vote for Bernie Sanders. To host a phone banking event, attend one (taking place weekly), and see the official event list by zip code, visit the event page at www.berniesanders.com

 

  • Democratic County Central Committee – Local Democratic party chaired currently government relations person for the SF Association of Realtors. The RE and Dev industries in the City are responsible for the displacement that is going on. For them to be owning the what is supposed to the US’s more liberal party in its local manifestation is a truly troubling thing. 

 

What does DCCC do? 

1) Main power is to make endorsements around the values of the Democratic party. When people receive endorsement flyers from them, some just vote that way. Think about the margins of AirBnB measure - these were slim margins, 45-55. How many people voted that way because DCC told them they were against the Mission moratorium and they were for AirBnB? Maybe enough to flip those votes. 

2) They take positions, decide what the local Democratic part believes. Some wanted a resolution in support of an effort out of Jeff Adachi’s office around police accountability. They couldn’t get it passed at the Democratic party because the party now is dominated now by quite conservative people who in any other city would be Republicans. When we can’t get behind police accountability, it’s pretty disturbing.

 

Every four years there is an election for the chair and membership of the DCCC. Fourteen represent the East side of the City and 10 represent the West side. And elected official Nancy Pelosi gets a vote. So a total of 35 votes, but 24 are directly elected by SF democrats. 

 

Between 2000 and 2012 we had representation of SF sentiment; Aaron Peskin was chair for a number of years. We were pro-tenant and pro-rent control. In 2012, the “other side” organized and they took the party. Since then, Mary John has the ability to appoint vacancies. So when John Avalos had to resign, she appointed someone much more conservative and what John Avalos did not believe in. Our chance to change that is this June. Good people are needed on West side of city. Pay attention to DCCC and endorsements by people you trust such as the Sierra Club, the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club, the San Francisco League of Pissed Off Voters, and if 123 does endorsements (idea alert!), etc. This an opportunity to reflect what SF Democrats believes, not what SF business wants. 

 

Progressive David CamposEric MarRaphael MandlemanPetra DeJesus are all running for re-election. Some progressive candidates for supervisor are running: Hillary Ronen, Kimberly Alverenga, John Gallinger and Shaun Haines are running. Slate will come together that will be shared. Must be a registered as a Democrat to vote. All of the current BoS are registered Democrats. Campos and Mar are reliable progressive supervisors. Malia Cohen is on the county committee but less reliably on some of these (progressive) votes. 

 

  • Input: A lot of decisions these so called democrats on the BoS are completely corrupt. Would be great to see the Democratic party take a stand.  

 

To do that we have to take over the party. And right now the party is a more conservative, more retrograde the BoS.  Any registered Democrat can run. You win by getting these local groups and papers to endorse you. Must file by a date in March (11th or 18th). Open a committee. Raise some money. Get on some of this mail and help pay for it. 

 

9:54 – 10:20Decision to continue the meeting for another 20 minutes. 

 

  • Input: This meeting is truly beautiful. We all stand for something. Our country has not seen something like this for a very long time. Each movement going on since the 50s and 60s has never stopped. Not a Democratic or Republican, but human. Knows struggle. Homeless for five years. It takes organization. When we come together as people in one room, not social media—they can move ten steps ahead of us that way because they have the money—but we have the power. We all have to stand up together. Believe in love. In the light is the dark, and in the dark is the light. Yin and yang. We all have to do something to bring this world together.

 

  • Input: Two items of business to take care of before we wrap up.  

 

1) Organizational structure – who wants to be part of a smaller group to discuss that and bring back a proposal to the larger group for ratification? (Takes names.)  

 

Question: Do we need to be present for this smaller group? Can we do it online? 

 

Response: One of the reasons we had a Google hangout was because it is ablest/classist to require people to be at meetings. So we can ratify this later but all of our meetings should be accessible to people who cannot physically make it to the meetings. So if people are encourage to participate in the smaller group even with scheduling or access conflicts. 

 

2) When will we have our next meeting of a broad coaltion of people from broad interest groups, not just specific interest groups? Two weeks from now to maintain momentum. With a time set agenda, facilitator, time keeper, etc. We have a time keeper (name).

 

  • Input: Get a consensus on major issues: sounds like homelessness, Black Lives Matter, police reform tied to brutality, the housing crisis, electability/political process are potentially top issues. Maybe we focus on 4 or 5 or 6 issues so we can make things happen.
  • Input: Setting up the infrastructure through the smaller group will help people passionate about single issues organize around those issue groups. 
  • Input: Is this formatted politically or socially? There’s no such thing as priority when people are dying. Is this organized to talk about the extreme issue at hand or is this organized around subgroups? Not sure what this is, thought this was about “I could die tonight” and thought we were going to talk about shit like that. 
  • Input: We would have 5 or 6 subgroups like homelessness, police brutality, rent control, to be more concise (within those groups). 
  • Input: If black people die none of that shit is important, because no one will be living to enjoy any of it. 
  • Input: There is a false idea of ranking these issues in the survey. Each of us will bring personal passions to table, the larger meetings are about organization and infrastructure to make our work on the issues actually effective. What we see time and time again is progressive campaigns fall on their heads and stop being effective. What we saw in the November elections is that we can be effective with no budget or endorsements or press coverage and got tens of thousands of peoples to the polls.  So both black and brown people getting killed in the streets and electoral issues are extraordinarily important issues because you know who elected the Mayor who said it was OK that Mario Woods was executed? The people of San Francisco did. So if we are not taking care of that, then showing up to City Hall to protest does not matter, because they are not listening. 
  • Input: Totally disagree. A lot of progress has been made in one month since Mario Woods was killed. We got out there and yelled and screamed and the DA came down and said can you meet with me at 3 o’clock? We went to the Kwanzaa festival and broke it up because Lennar was sponsoring it and the Mayor’s assistant came down and asked when can you meet with us? So yelling and screaming makes a huge difference. 
  • Input: Not trying to say that yelling and screaming don’t make a difference. Trying to say that if we don’t follow up from protests, they fall on deaf ears. Following up with the DA, that’s politics. The action has to go further than showing up and getting tens of thousands of people out. 
  • Input: This group should decide the 4-6 things we think are most important to start working on right now. One of those will be about the fact that people are dying. Let’s say you have a wheel with five spokes; each subgroup is a spoke. One of them is people are dying and the police have a problem. One his homeless people. All of us are at the hub in the middle. The reason we create the spokes is so that the work gets done and you communicate back to the hub. That makes sure that people dying stays in the program. 

 

We should layout meeting structure, decision maker, time keeper, note taker, and explain how the consensus works. Valuable that we had cross talk today, but next time more structure needed. 

 

  • Input: Agreed with the idea about structure, but the people who are critical underrepresented in organizing structures like this need to be prioritized and we should listen and give them space to talk. 

 

  • Input: Realize that there is death by degree. Immediate fast death by police officers. Also death by homelessness and the cold outside; death of the middle class; etc. Addressing them all does not have to be mutually exclusive. You can prioritize, break up into different groups.

 

  • Input: When entering a relationship the first thing is to figure out if every person in that relationship is completely open and supportive that the times choose is a priority. We have to be a reflection of the times. This hasn’t not been a safe space, but a lot of the responses to some of the pain has created a space where there is not yet trust in the process just yet. We need to listen to one another because. A black woman in America needs to listen to every single person before speaking. We need to look at each other and know we are working for real change. Starts by not having a response to everything said, by people who are used to their own voices. We are the people you are looking to right now. 

 

  • Input: Those people over there (points to part of the room), that’s who we are fighting for. That’s the future. They were invited because that is who matters. Priorit is “we’re dying, we don’t want to die.” Trusting is very crucial. Let’s keep it real, if you are white, you got to gain people’s trust. If you go to the meetings, that’s a way to show we can start trusting you. 

 

  • Input: That’s a purity test

 

  • Input: Your response comes from a place of privilege and entitlement. Every day I have to prove something to you. Every day in society we can’t be too this, we can’t be too that, we can’t be too black, we can’t speak up about how we feel. It will be marginalized every single time. Maybe you do need a purity test now, so you can get it. 

 

  • Input: One thing, let’s stop dividing each other. At the end of the day let’s just seek understanding. If you don’t get it, just try to understand. Period. Empathy. Hold your heart above your mental space. 

 

  • Input: On the trust issue, it’s important because it’s been raised and should be respected and honored. Going forward as a healthy organization trusting each other is crucial. We each need to ask what biases and privileges and what kinds of assumptions we all bring to this group. 

 

  • Input: And we don’t always have to agree. I am going to agree that I have to disagree with you. It shouldn’t be so emotional. At a meeting last night similar to this, with three key components: Ed Lee, Mario Woods, and Black Lives Matter and issues that go on in SF. That’s what we should be talking about. All that other stuff, if this is your first meeting, not throwing shots, but you can just expect trust if you are not going to all the meetings. You’ve got to give the process time to take. Once you do that it’ll be cool. But personal attacks, assumptions, that is going to divide us. 

 

  • Input: Coming to meetings is where trust is built or broken. Hard to be fully enthusiastic about things if you are around people you don’t trust. Feel the need for trust, and we are not going to get there overnight, and we’ll have to grow into that together. Even as the organizer of the meeting, I feel vulnerable among you too. 

 

  • Input: May not have been articulated well. Posing the issue of trust as an idea moving forward. 

 

  • Input: There are people directly affected by issues that don’t go to meetings.  They are not politicized, per se. They have strong feelings about things, they just came off the block, they are passionately concerned about these issues, and will bring a lot of feelings to the table, but are educated on minutes, taking turns, etc. Some sort of educational process might relevant. 

 

  • Input: Next meeting will start with a crash course in consensus and facilitation. 

 

  • Input: We need to transform the predatory culture of violence. In order to create a society of peace, we must transform the society into a peace culture. Through participation and defend our rights that belong to us that is appropriated by the State and political establishment. We are here because we have the consciousness to make it happen.  

 

  • Amy Weiss, close out: One of the most powerful moments of this 2015 campaign is when Equipto stepped up, and Francisco, Stuart and I (Amy) lights were shining and Equipto’s light was shining. And uniting that is huge in San Francisco. Uniting native San Franciscans and hip hop and that kind of community spirit is big and it’s new. This is hard work. Right before the election people were asking to go to the sideline and explain herself, but we are all in this together fighting Ed Lee, and it was really tough. But this is what we are building right now but it’s worthwhile. Bringing together native SF, hip hop, Black Lives Matter with politics that is going on as usual and the progressive community is our work to do in 2016. Thank you everyone for stepping up and doing this hard work. We have a new year coming up. 

 

Upcoming Events

 

  • Justice for Mario Woods Coalition

Regular weekly community meeting

Monday, January 4, 6:00pm

SEIU 1021 

350 Rhode Island, Suite 100

 

  • Affordable Housing Bogus Program 

Community Meeting

Wednesday, January 6, 6:00 – 8:00pm

Calvary Presbyterian Church

2515 Fillmore St

 

Thursday, January 8, 9:30am

SF City Hall 

Note: This action is focused on peaceful civil disobedience 

 

Save the Palace of Fine Arts

Signature Gathering (demand the planning commission look at alternatives to current proposals)  

Tuesday, January 10, [time]

De Young Museum, Golden Gate Park 

50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.

 

Affordable Housing Bonus Program 

Community Meeting

Tuesday, January 12, 6:00 – 8:00pm

District 7, San Francisco County Fair Building 

199 9th Ave.

 

  • Affordable Housing Bonus Program 

Panel Discussion 

Thursday, January 14, 

Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council, Park Branch Library 

1833 Page St.

 

  • “Aluna” 

Documentary screening (Alan Ereira’s BBC documentary on the Kogi Culture, an indigenous community devoted to the protection of the Sierra in Colombia. Esteban Pinilla of Channel H2O TV will lead a discussion.)

Thursday, January 21, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Excelsior Public Library

4400 Mission St.

 

  • Affordable Housing Bonus Program 

Community Meeting

Saturday, January 23, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Richmond Recreation Center

251 18th Ave.

 

  • Planning Commission Hearing (determining whether or not to recommend the Affordable Housing Program)

Tuesday, January 28 

[details to come]

 

  • Protest Lennar Corporation (major SF real estate gentrifier)

Tuesday, January 28, [time]

[address]

 

Saturday, January 2, 9:00 – 5:00

SOMArts, 934 Brannan St.

 

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