Taking a Stand (SF)

Saturday, April 5, 2014
Doors 4:00 pm,
Eric Quezada Center

518 Valencia St.,
San Francisco, CA 94110

Taking a Stand for SF is an artist and community response to police abuse of SF residents. Join the CPE, 14 Black Poppies, Nina Parks, United Playas and many other groups and individuals  for a day-long event filled with education, empowerment, healing and creative expression. Stemming from the recent incident where SFPD officers brutally beat a young Black cyclist in nearby Valencia Gardens, Taking a Stand for SF represents a gathering of the community to support our own, to reject the wholesale criminalization of black and brown youth in SF, and to demand power and safety for youth in the streets.

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This event is co-sponsored by Nina Parks Edutainment, 14 Black Poppies, United Playaz, CARC, Project Level, Zulu Nation, people.power.media, Youth Commission, TILT, Creative Change, the Iruke Project, and Unsettlers: Migrants, Homies, and Mamas of the Mission District of San Francisco.

Rekindling the Socialist Imagination: a Discussion w/ Sam Gindin

sam_gindinSunday, March 23,
Doors 5 pm, Program 5:15 pm
518 Valencia Street, SF

How do we make sense of the 2008 economic crash five years later?

What are the possibilities for our movements to mount a challenge to the savagery of today’s global capitalist forms?

Sam Gindin suggests that a key task is to rekindle the socialist imagination of our movements. The CPE teams with LeftRoots and PM Press for a discussion about how to strengthen our movements during this period of economic turmoil.

Sam Gindin was the Research Director of the Canadian Auto Workers Union from 1974 – 2000 and is now an adjunct professor at York University in Toronto. He is co-author – with Leo Panitch – of “The Making of Global Capitalism: The Political Economy of American Empire.”

This event is co-organized by LeftRoots, the Center for Political Education and PM Press.

Childcare and Spanish interpretation provided.
Sunday, March 23 from 5 – 7pm
518 Valencia Street, SF (Eric Quezada Center for Culture & Politics)

Building powerful movements from below and the left through education, analysis, theory, and dialogue