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Building a Movement: A Black Lives Matter Memoir (San Francisco)

  • 701 Mission Street San Francisco, CA, 94103 United States (map)
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Hosted by Bay Area Book Festival - 4/28-29 and Mother Jones

For most of us, the Black Lives Matter movement caught our attention in 2015, after the death of Michael Brown Jr. at the hands of a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer. But for Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors, the movement’s origins go back much further and are much more complicated than a single protest.

In her new book, When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir, Khan-Cullors joined co-author asha bandele, an activist and journalist, to provide a powerful portrait of a community rooted in love, despite the fact that the movement’s leaders have been maligned as terrorists and threats to America. At a time when hate and violence seem all too prevalent, Khan-Cullors and bandele share an empowering story of survival, strength, and resilience.
Join the co-authors, in conversation with Mother Jones reporter Jamilah King, as they discuss the new memoir and the ongoing freedom struggle in America.This program is co-hosted by reader-supported investigative news organization Mother Jones and the Bay Area Book Festival as part of their 2018 conversation series. Books will be available for sale; book signing follows.

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DeRay Mckesson: Power of the People (San Francisco)

DeRay Mckesson, Host, "Pod Save the People"; Civil Rights Activist and Organizer
Dan Pfeiffer, Vice President of Communications and Policy, GoFundMe; CNN Contributor; Co-Host,"Pod Save America"; Former Senior Advisor for Strategy and Communications for President Barack Obama—Moderator

DeRay Mckesson has become one of the most recognizable faces in the fight for racial and social equality through his work as a Black Lives Matter leader.





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Indivisible San Francisco Gay Pride Parade Contingent (San Francisco)

The 2017 San Francisco Pride Board Organizers are featuring a RESISTANCE showing in this year’s Pride Parade, Sunday, June 25th. This is a highly unusual call-to-action for resistance groups to participate in and is the first in their history. We are living in unnerving times requiring unusual action. Pride Organizers seek to have a variety of Bay Area resistance contingents march in the front portion of the parade. (This is a place of honor!) Pride Organizers have a goal of 5,000 Resistance participants. ISF will join this effort wth our own contingent. Our goal is to have 500 participants march in our ISF contingent.

Pride Organizers have requested that we include these three major themes in our contingent: Trans Rights / Black Lives Matter/ and No Ban, No Wall. We have some great ideas that should help bring media attention to the ISF contingent. All we need is your cooperation and to complete your registration. We are awaiting details from the Pride Organizers and we will be contacting you via email with updates and participation info by June 16th, so please watch your emails. Keep Resisting!


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Direct Action for Racial Justice: A SURJ Bay Area Training (San Francisco)

Direct Action for Racial Justice: a Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ) Bay Area Training
Mark the date: June 11th, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Join SURJ Bay Area on Sunday, 6/11/17, 9:30-3:30, for our sixth homegrown Direct Action training dedicated to teaching you the framework and the hard skills needed to take action for racial justice. This interactive workshop is designed to give you real-time experiences of being in a protest while also building our understanding of direct action from the perspective of white people participating in the movement for racial justice.
We talk about the importance of direct action, centering Black and POC voices, our perspective on relating to police, our legal rights, and more. We teach direct action skills through the use of scenarios, discussion and role plays. Space is limited to 60 people per workshop and you must pre-register through the SURJ website to attend.

Cost: The workshop has a suggested donation of $10-$35 to cover event expenses, and support future organizing within SURJ Bay Area and our partner organizations. No one turned away for lack of funds- please contact for accommodation. Lunch will be provided.

Contact: with any questions or concerns.

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