Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Bay Area political events: women’s meeting, May Day – SFGate

Political events

in the Bay Area

Rallies and protest events are a part of political life in the Bay Area. Here’s a roundup of what’s happening.


Women’s meeting: The second Women’s Coalition meeting, hosted by Democratic Activists for Women Now, includes workshops on the democratic process and campaigns. The event is from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For information: www.facebook.com/events/1462614253810438


May Day events: A Day Without Immigrants, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Justin Herman Plaza, Embarcadero Center in San Francisco. For information: www.facebook.com/events/1885901481694528. SEIU United Service Workers West is also calling for a May Day general workers strike. For information: www.facebook.com/events/1221437297933877. In San Francisco, a protest is planned for 8 a.m. outside Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 630 Sansome St. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union is holding a rally and march at 9 a.m. at 400 North Point St. in San Francisco. It will feed into a march at 11 a.m. from Justin Herman Plaza to the Civic Center. In Oakland, a labor and worker meet-up is scheduled for 3 p.m. at Fruitvale Plaza with a march scheduled for 4 p.m. to San Antonio Park., 1701 E. 19th St.


Immigration event: “Remembering the 135th Anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Act” and standing in opposition to President Trump’s proposed travel ban. A rally will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Portsmouth Square, 733 Kearny St. in San Francisco. Contact Chinese for Affirmative Action: (415) 274-6750.

Sanctuary cities discussion: A panel hosted by the Freedom Socialist Party Bay Area on how unions, religious groups and schools can defend immigrants. Doors open at 1 p.m., and the panel talk begins at 2 p.m. at New Valencia Hall, 747 Polk St. in San Francisco. For information, call (415) 864-1278 or email bafsp@earthlink.com.

Health care film: “Healthcare for Everybody” will be screened from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Contra Costa Central Labor Council, 1333 Pine St., Suite E in Martinez. The event is free.

May 7

Health care film: A screening of “Now Is the Time,” followed by a health care discussion on the proposed California proposition for a single-payer plan. The event is from 2 to 4 p.m. at the San Lorenzo Library, 395 Paseo Grande in San Lorenzo. For information, contact aruchlis@gmail.com.

To list an event, email Sarah Ravani at sravani@sfchronicle.com.

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