1. Tomorrow – Defend affordable housing in SF!
2. Tomorrow – Student Debt Workshop, AFT 2121 events
3. Monday – May Day RESISTANCE
4. Next week – Rally for Inclusion
5. Petition – Protect Free City for ALL San Franciscans
1. (Tomorrow) Rally & march: No Trump or City cuts to affordable housing
Affordable housing programs that serve some of the most vulnerable members of our community are under attack!
Rally and March April 27 @ Noon
Federal Building, 450 Golden Gate
March to City Hall and Planning Commission Hearing
The Trump Administration is proposing a $6.2 billion cut to Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Meanwhile City Hall is considering a proposal by Supervisors Safai, Breed, and Tang that will raise rents and cut the percentage of affordable housing units that developers are required to build. March with AFT 2121, Chinese Progressive Association, Causa Justa:Just Cause, and many more tomorrowat 12pm to tell our elected officials:
● No federal or City cuts to affordable housing
● Stop giveaways to developers and tax breaks to corporations
● Reject policies that pit the middle class against the most vulnerable
● Strengthen tenant protections for all San Franciscans
2. AFT 2121 events:
(Tomorrow, 4/27) Learn how to get your student debt forgiven
Who: Faculty and open to students too
When: Thursday, April 27th from 4-5:30 pm
Where: Ocean in Wellness Center Room 321
What: Student debt clinic
Get the flyer
(Saturday, 5/20) End-of-the-year Union Picnic!
Who: Faculty, partners, kids, pals
When: Saturday, May 20 from 11:00 am-3:00 pm
Where: Golden Gate Park, Lindley Meadow, Picnic tables 10 & 11
What: Barbecue fare, beer, lemonade, kid-friendly games, awards and lots of fun to kick off the summer (rain cancels).
Bring: Lawn chairs, blankets, games, frisbees, kiddos, friendly dogs.
More: Get the flyer
3. (Monday) Join AFT 2121 at the May Day RESISTANCE
You’re invited to join the AFT 2121 contingent during the May 1st Day of Action. We will be marching with the San Francisco Labor Council contingent. Meet us at Justine Herman Plaza at 11:00am by the Bocce Courts on the side closest to Don Chee Way.
RSVP, invite and more info for AFT 2121 faculty.
It’s time to fight the attacks on freedom, dignity and human rights. It’s time to RESIST. It is time to defend all people, including workers, immigrants, Muslims, Women, LGBTQ people. It is time to defend our climate, our schools and our unions. #DayWithoutAImmigrant #DayWithoutAWorker#DayWithoutAWoman
4. (Saturday, May 6) Rally for Inclusion on the 135th anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Act.
Join AFT 2121, Chinese Progressive Association, Chinese for Affirmative Action and many more on May 6 at 12pm at Portsmouth Square in San Francisco Chinatown for a Rally for Inclusion! On the 135th Anniversary of the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act, we stand together in solidarity to resist the Muslim travel ban and anti-immigrant and refugee policies. Excluding immigrants on the basis of race and religion was wrong then and it’s wrong now!
Get the English flyer
Get the Chinese flyer
5. Sign and share the petition: Defend Free City College for ALL San Franciscans
Please sign and share this petition to the City College Board of Trustees: Keep City College FREE for ALL San Franciscans.
Some CCSF Administrators and Board of Trustees’ President Thea Selby may be trying to exclude students from the Free City College program based on academic performance.
CCSF has always been and should remain a place of opportunity where those who need it the most get second, and even third chances. And from the beginning the Free City Initiative was build to be inclusive and to communicate to all SF students that our college is their college, especially at moments when they may be struggling academically. San Franciscans passed prop W to Fund Free City College for ALL San Franciscans. The money is there.
You can help. Tell our CCSF Trustees not to ration education by excluding students from the Free City College program based on academic performance. We must keep our Free City College program open to ALL San Franciscans.