San Francisco 2015 Activities ArchiveFriday, Dec., 11, 6-9pm
Celebrate a year of activism, organizing and resistance
Holiday Open House
Appetizer buffet, libations, radical company & political action*
Friday, December 11, 6:00 - 9:00pm
New Valencia Hall
747 Polk St.(at Ellis), San Francisco
Bay Area Radical Women & Freedom Socialist Party
For more info: baFSP@earthlink.net or 415-864-1278
* Holiday Collection for Nestora Salgado and Jailed Community Police
The U.S. Campaign to Free Nestora Salgado is collecting yarn and monetary donations to support Nestora and eight Guerrero community police, all jailed for defending indigenous communities in Mexico. Nestora needs phone cards so she can continue to give interviews and publicize her plight beyond prison walls. The yarn is for making handicraft items to support the families of the political prisoners. Bring your donations to the open house!
Thursdays, September 10 & 17 and October 1 & 8, 7-8:30pm
Four-week Reading and Discussion Circle
Using selections from Talking Back: Voices of Color, we'll explore issues of racism, race relations, building multi-hued coalitions and working across generations. Be part of discussing how to apply these ideas to fight injustice and build a movement of resistance. This new anthology features writings by youth, feminists, political prisoners, immigrants and history makers. Everyone welcome!
$2/session; books available for purchase
New Valencia Hall, 747 Polk St., San Francisco
(at Ellis near Civic Center BART/Muni, on the #19, 31, 38 Muni Bus)
Sponsored by Comrades of Color Caucus of Radical Women
and the Freedom Socialist Party
415-864-1278 baFSP@earthlink.net radicalwomen.org
Sunday, June 21, 1pm
Radical Women & Freedom Socialist Party Monthly Meeting
Beyond Marriage: A Bold LGBTQ Agenda
The battle for queer marriage is a stunning victory to celebrate! But does it mean we should put away our picket signs? Surely rainbow liberation isn't just for the LGBTQ 1% but includes fighting for poor, workingclass queers as well as the most oppressed, such as trans folk, homeless gay youth and lesbians of color. Let's talk about how we can build on recent wins to fight for justice for everyone in our stratified movement. Add your thoughts on what a bold agenda should include!
Tasty Homemade Brunch served at 12:15pm for $8 donation
New Valencia Hall, 747 Polk Street, San Francisco (7 blocks from Civic Center Bart and on #19, 31, 38, 47, & 49 Muni bus lines)
For more information or childcare, call 415-864-1278.
E-mail email@example.com, baFSP@earthlink.net
Tuesday, May 26, 7pm
Radical Women Public Meeting
Feisty Feminist Business!
Learn how this grassroots, multi-racial, feminist organization decides political priorities and evaluates its work. Find out how to become part of an organization whose priority is to train women to be the leaders the movements have been waiting for. Share your thoughts on what is happening in Baltimore and how it relates to our own crisis in the Bay Area with escalating police brutality.
A savory supper will be served at 6:15pm for a $7.50 donation.
The meeting is free.
New Valencia Hall, 747 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA, 94109
(7 blocks from Civic Center Bart and on #19, 31, 38, 47 & 49 Muni bus lines)
For more information or childcare, call 415-864-1278 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, May 3, 2:00pm
May Day Celebration & Book Launch Party for
Talking Back: Voices of Color
Local authors of color, Norma Gallegos, Nancy Reiko Kato, Moises Montoya, Duciana Thomas, Nellie Wong and Merle Woo, contributors to a dynamic new anthology featuring voices of youth, feminists, political prisoners, immigrants, LGBTQ, and history-makers, will be on hand to spotlight their writings, sign books and lead a celebration of May Day.
Marcus Books, 3900 MLK Jr. Way, Oakland
(at 39th St., 2 blocks from MacArthur BART).
Sponsored by Marcus Books and the Comrades of Color Caucus of Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist Party.
For information, 415-864-1278, email@example.com • Socialism.com • RadicalWomen.org
Saturday, February 21 at 6:00pm
Black History Month Event
End the Siege on Black Lives
Come strategize around critical issues of race and resistance. Speakers will kick off an open conversation on how to sustain the movement against police violence and address poverty, jobs, gentrification and schools.
Steena Wright, with the Black Woman Coalition at Mills College, organizer of Womyn of Color Forum at City College of San Francisco
Thea Matthews, President of Black Student Union at City College of San Francisco and collaborator on Queers Come Out for #BlackLivesMatter demonstration
Duciana Thomas, co-convener of “Sisterhood and Solidarity”, a discussion group on multi-racial organizing, and Coordinator of the Comrades of Color Caucus of RW and FSP
Door donation $2.00 (work exchanges and sliding scale available). A home-cooked Southern supper is served at 8:00pm for an $8 donation.
Rafiki Wellness Center, 601 Cesar Chavez St. (3 blocks from 3rd St. T-Muni), San Francisco Wheelchair accessible. On-site childcare provided.
Sponsored by Comrades of Color Caucus of Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist Party.
For more information call 415-864-1278, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. www.radicalwomen.org. www.socialism.com. To arrange childcare or work exchanges, call two days ahead.
Wednesday, January 28, 7:00pm
Radical Women Public Meeting
Young Women of Color Inspire a New Protest Upsurge
Black and Brown women students and youthful queers are proving to be the backbone of demonstrations against police violence sweeping the country. And they are demanding that the new movements tackle not just race discrimination but gender injustice and LGBTQ bigotry. Add your thoughts on this exciting development of multi-issue feminist organizing. Everyone welcome!
A home-cooked supper is served at 6:15pm for a $7.50 donation.
New Valencia Hall, 747 Polk Street, San Francisco
(Near Civic Center Bart and on #19, 31, 38, 47 & 49 Muni bus lines)
For more information or childcare, call 415-864-1278 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.radicalwomen.org
Saturday, January 24, 1:00pm
Defend Reproductive Rights!
Protest the Reactionary “Walk for Life”
Meet at 1:00pm at Market & Steuart St, SF
(near Embarcadero BART/Muni)
Reproductive Rights Are Everyone's Human Rights!
Demand full reproductive rights and choices for all – from free, safe abortion to quality free childcare to healthy environments and an end to forced sterilization – at a counter-demonstration to the “Walk For Life—West Coast” march. The “Walk for Life” is an annual event organized by the Catholic Church around Roe v. Wade Day, the commemoration of legalized abortion in the United States. Rebel Voices - a socialist feminist student group at SFSU, Bay Area Radical Women, and Bay Area Freedom Socialist Party will be counter-demonstrating as thousands of anti-woman forces march through downtown San Francisco. Stand up for women’s right to control their own lives without interference from the church or the state!
Bring a picket sign and chants!
Also you’re invited to attend a picket sign/banner and t-shirt making party at New Valencia Hall on Sunday, January 11th at 2:00 P.M.; the address is 747 Polk Street (at Ellis) near Civic Center in SF. For further questions or more information please contact us at 415-864-1278 or email@example.com