In Conversation with Advocates and Organizers

The past two weekends of shows, we’ve been fortunate enough to have guest speakers working at the intersection of immigration with education, law, criminal justice, and philosophy, among other topics. First, in Jack London Square we had Nate Dunstan of Oakland Unified Schools’ Refugee/Asylee Program. Then, in Glen Canyon Park we had Elica Vafaie, Melanie… Continue reading In Conversation with Advocates and Organizers

Municipalism: The Movement for a Socialist SF

Friday in the Women’s Building, right at the heart of the Mission, a crowd gathered to hear organizers and activists from different groups on the political left–Democratic Socialists of America, Bay Resistance, San Francisco Rising Alliance, San Francisco Berniecrats, International Socialist Organization, and the Richmond Progressive Alliance. The night’s topic was municipalism, the attempt to… Continue reading Municipalism: The Movement for a Socialist SF

Hear it from the experts–words from Bay Area immigration activists

Last Saturday, July 8th, at our show in Live Oak Park, Berkeley, we had our first post-show discussion of the season with experts from the community. We touched on topics ranging from policing in Berkeley to human rights abuses in Latin America to the internment of Japanese-Americans in WWII. Our guests were Cathi Tactaquin of… Continue reading Hear it from the experts–words from Bay Area immigration activists

Song Clip: Land of Milk and Honey

Performed by vocalist Rotimi Agbabiaka and band member Patrick Byers, Andrew Niven and Daniel Savio, Music by Michael Bello, Lyrics by Piero Amadeo Infante

Photo: (l-r) Marilet Martinez (Zaniyah Nahuatl), Velina Brown (L. Mary Jones), Lizzie Calogero (Cliodhna Abhabullogue) in WALLS. Photography by DavidAllenStudio.com


Opportunities to support Bay Area immigrants with the Rapid Response Network

The Rapid Response Network, which runs the Migrawatch hotline to support immigrants and mobilize allies during ICE raids, is expanding its current efforts and launching a new hotline for Santa Clara County in the coming weeks. There are already hotlines in San Francisco (415-200-1548), Alameda (510-241-4011), and San Mateo counties (844-363-1423), and the RRN is… Continue reading Opportunities to support Bay Area immigrants with the Rapid Response Network