Eyewitness accounts from women in the Bay Area and London have attested to sexual harassment in Occupy camps and struggles to be heard at Occupy General Assembly meetings. Join in a vibrant discussion about women's issues within the Occupy and other protest movements.
Light supper served at 6:15 p.m. for a suggested $7.50 donation
747 Polk, SF
Contact: Norma Gallegos
Occupy Education organizing
Help plan the next steps in the campaign to get funding for the public university system at this organizing meeting for Occupy Education NorCal. The discussion will include the demands in an open letter to state officials approved Nov. 15 by Occupy Cal General Assembly and plans for a direct action campaign in the spring.
UAW Local 2865
2070 Allston #205, Berk
Participate in International Human Rights Day by marching from the OccupySF encampment to United Nations Plaza, where a series of speakers will address the need to strengthen efforts to protect and expand basic human rights at home and abroad.
3-5 p.m., free
Justin Herman/Bradley Manning Plaza
Market and Steuart, SF
To hit business where it hurts and swat away union busting, OccupyOakland and OccupyLA are working hand-in-hand to protest EGT (an international grain exporter whose practices have detrimental effects on the working class) and Goldman Sachs (the investment banking giant that supports EGT and has fired port truckers) through a port blockade along the West Coast. Come help demonstrate the power of people to cut into the profits of entities hostile to the 99 percent.
5:30 am, West Oakland BART station, march to Port of Oakland
3 p.m., Rally at 14th and Broadway, Oakl, then march to Port
5 p.m., West Oakland BART station, march to Port
After 15 years of helping lead People Organized to Win Employment Rights (POWER), Steve Williams is moving on. But before he goes, he'll be subjecting himself to the Steve Williams Roast & Toast, with the goal of raising more than $5,000 for POWER. To help meet that goal, the Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program has agreed to match every donated dollar up to that amount.
7-10 p.m., $25-$40
SEIU Local 1021 HQ
350 Rhode Island, SF
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