Monday, August 25 6-8pm
Aunt Charlies Lounge – 133 Turk St, SF, CA 94102
Come Join us at Aunt Charlies Lounge for our August Letter Writing night honoring the memory and organizing legacy of black revolutionary and political prisoner George Jackson, who was gunned down by prison guards during a Black prison rebellion at San Quentin on August 21, 1971. We will be linking this to larger and current issues of militarization and resistance. Whether you are swinging by to pick up a letter, looking to find a long-term pen-pal, or simply want to write a few cards this is a simple way to brighten someone’s day in prison and hang out with some awesome queers. So come hang out with us! (And bring a dollar to donate for stamps and supplies, if you can).
The 9th annual Urban Shield – the SWAT team training and weapons expo that brings together local, regional and global police-military units – will be held in Oakland this coming September 4-8. Oakland is gearing up to stop it! Building on growing resistance to police militarization in the US, Bay Area community organizations and War Resisters League have come together to call for Oakland’s non-participation in Urban Shield, community self-determination, and solidarity with global movements.
Sign on to the demands
Stop Urban Shield Oakland: RALLY @ MARRIOTT!
This workshop will introduce and explore the prison industrial complex, including the abolition vs reform frameworks, a historical analysis of the policing and incarceration of LGBTQ people, and current issues and alternatives to incarceration. We hope this workshop will motivate folks to take action against the policing and incarceration of LGBTQ community and become committed to dismantling the prison industrial complex. We also hope to find new penpals for our queer and trans family currently behind bars. The workshop is 100% free but we will be accepting donations to help cover the cost of our work.
Dreaming Wildly, Fighting to Win, with CeCe McDonald and Ruthie Wilson Gilmore, an evening of celebration and political conversation
Saturday September 20 at 6pm
The Omni, 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland