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WEDNESDAY 14

Protest Wells Fargo

Occupy Bernal is at it again, fighting for neighborhood residents facing foreclosure. Organizers surveyed foreclosures in their neighborhood and found that the bank that owned most of them was none other than Wells Fargo, a bank that happens to have a largely San Francisco-based Board of Trustees. They recently took their indignation to the home of Wells CEO John Stumpf (see “Save Our Homes,” 2/28/12.) Now, they’ll bring it to the offices of Dignity Health, where board member Lloyd H. Dean is CEO. 

Noon, free

185 Berry, SF

www.occupybernal.org

 

Rebooting the rainbow

Before the 99%, and before Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition, there was the original Rainbow Coalition: a 1960s partnership between the Puerto Rican Young Lords, the White Young Patriots Organization, and the Black Panther Party for Self Defense. These visionaries hoped to bring together people fighting to protect their communities towards a united goal of justice for all. In this talk, part of the Shaping San Francisco series, three activists from back in the day-- Pam Tau Lee, Joe Navarro, and Kiilu Nyasha—will discuss that history. They’ll also speak to “what it’s going to take to keep the 99 percent together for the long haul.”

7:30 p.m., free

CounterPULSE

1310 Mission, SF

www.shapingsf.org

 

SATURDAY 17

Homes not jails benefit

This homeless advocacy organization is fiercely dedicated to making sure those who want it have a roof over the heads at night, and many San Franciscans won’t sleep in the cold tonight due to their efforts. Come celebrate their efforts at this benefit. There will be live music from local favorites Little Wolves, Shakes Gown, Molly and the Mad Science and LPD, not to mention new zines and Homes Not Jails t-shirts. 

7 p.m., donation suggested

Redstone Building

2940 16th St., SF

www.indybay.org

 

SUNDAY 18

Dream Memoirs of a Fabulist

It’s queer, surreal, and will probably blow your mind. This book hints of ghosts, photography, gender, and language. In a review, Janice Lee says the book includes, “the dizzying abyss of self-imposed identity, and the gravitational field of language itself, the pronouns textually speaking to one another, dragging memory from one space into another.” To truly understand it, head to Modern Times for a reading and talk with author Doug Rice and artist Stephanie Sauer. 

7 p.m., free

Modern Times Bookstore

1919 24th St., SF

www.mtbs.com/events

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