San Francisco 2012 Activities Archive

Thursday, December 13, 7:00 pm
Radical Women meeting
"A Feminist Look at the Presidential Elections --What Next?"

Radical Women assesses the prospects for women, people of color, the poor, and the working class under Obama Round 2, and how to build a strong movement to fight for the needs of the 99%.

Home-made Winter Buffet served at 6:15 pm for a $7.50 donation.

New Valencia Hall, 747 Polk St. (at Ellis), San Francisco. (7 blocks from Civic Center BART, on or near Muni lines #19, 31, 38, 47 & 49) Wheelchair accessible.
For information, call 415-864-1278 or email baradicalwomen@earthlink.net. For childcare, please call three days in advance.

Thursday, November 29, 7:00pm
Radical Women Meeting
Women's Stake in Defending Public Education:
The Battle to Save City College of San Francisco

Around the globe, young women are in the forefront of conflicts over education as strike leaders and protest organizers. In San Francisco, City College, the state's largest workingclass school, is under attack. What can women and our allies do to preserve CCSF and why is public education a feminist issue?

Speakers
Kendall Billman Women Studies major and staff at Women's Resource Center, CCSF
Sara Fusilli Pro-woman activist and former university student

New Valencia Hall, 747 Polk Street, San Francisco (at Ellis, near Civic Center BART)
A home-cooked Autumn Buffet with vegetarian option is served for $7.50 at 6:15 pm.
For more information, call 415-864-1278, or email baradicalwomen@earthlink.net. www.Radicalwomen.org
Everyone welcome!

Thursday, November 8, noon and 7:00pm
Film Showing
Precious Knowledge:
The Battle to Save Ethnic Studies in Arizona

Get Inspired to Defend Diversity Studies at CCSF!
This award-winning documentary shows high school students, parents and teachers courageously mobilizing to save Mexican American Studies in Tucson, Arizona. The fight there was due to a legislative ban by the foes of immigration on "ethnically divisive" classes and books. Here, CCSF's Diversity Departments (ethnic studies, women and LGBT studies, plus others) are threatened with consolidation as a result of the college's financial woes, a move that could presage their elimination.

Thursday, November 8
Noon showing at Diego Rivera Theatre, Ocean Campus, CCSF
7:00pm showing at room 107-108, Auditorium, Mission Campus

Co-sponsored by Radical Women, the Women's Resource Center, the Save CCSF student group, American Federation of Teachers 2121, the Queer Resource Center, and the Associated Students Councils, Mission and Ocean.

For more info: baRadicalWomen@earthlink.net or 415-864-1278.

Thursday, September 27, 7:00pm
Radical Women Monthly Meeting
Socialist Feminism or Radical Feminism:
What's the Difference?

In the face of intensifying attacks by the right, women are speaking out and fighting back. Understanding different feminist theories is key to building an inclusive and successful movement. As multi-issue, multi-racist socialist feminists, Radical Women has points of agreement and disagreement with radical feminists. Learn about these two important currents and how you can make a difference to women's future.

Fall Supper served at 6:15pm for $7.50 donation
New Valencia Hall, 747 Polk St. (at Ellis), San Francisco. (7 blocks from Civic Center BART, on or near Muni lines #19, 31, 38, 47 & 49) Wheelchair accessible.
For more info: 415-864-1278 • baRadicalWomen@earthlink.net

Thursday, August 30, 7:00 pm
Sisters United Front for Survival strategy meeting
Work with the grassroots coalition, SUFS, to develop an active campaign to rescind cuts to CalWORKS, a social service program for poor parents. We make common cause with all those who are fighting budget cuts, calling for taxes on the rich and corporations, and taking a stand for the vulnerable in our society. Bring your ideas!

New Valencia Hall, 747 Polk St. (at Ellis), San Francisco. (7 blocks from Civic Center BART, on or near Muni lines #19, 31, 38, 47 & 49) Wheelchair accessible.

For more information or childcare call 415-864-1278 or email baradicalwomen@earthlink.net.

Sunday, August 26, noon
Women's Rights Day march
March to rescind CalWORKS cuts!

March in the Sisters United Front for Survival contingent of the Women's Rights Day March. Lend your voice to the battle to rescind cuts to CalWORKS and all social services. Volunteers needed to make pickets signs, a banner & phone calls. Call 415-864-1278 or email baradicalwomen@earthlink.net to volunteer.

Meet at 24th and Mission Streets in San Francisco. Look for the SUFS banner.

Thursday, August 23, 7:00 pm
Women's Rights Day Celebration
Shoulder to Shoulder for Voting Rights—
Yesterday and Today

Celebrate the courage of the suffragists whose tenacity won U.S. women the vote in 1920. This year, let's cheer that there are candidates to vote for—the socialist feminists Stephen Durham for US President and Christina Lopez for Vice President, running for the Freedom Socialist Party. However, the fight for representation is not over: new restrictive regulations would rob millions of the right to vote, especially people of color. With poems, speeches, song, and photos we will pay tribute to the rebels past and present who have and are standing up for electoral equality.

Dinner is served at 6:15pm for a $7.50 donation.

New Valencia Hall, 747 Polk St. (at Ellis), San Francisco. (7 blocks from Civic Center BART, on or near Muni lines #19, 31, 38, 47 & 49) Wheelchair accessible.

Childcare and work exchanges available—please call three days in advance. For more information or childcare call 415-864-1278 or email baradicalwomen@earthlink.net

Thursday, July 12, 7:00pm
Public Meeting
Race in an Election Year

Hushed up, but at the heart of U.S. politics, is the question of race. Discuss a statement by Christina López, candidate for Vice President on the Freedom Socialist Party Durham-López ticket, who characterizes how bigotry is used by campaigns. She also exposes discrimination in the electoral arena, especially against women of color. Find out how you can help the Durham/López campaign, which is endorsed by Radical Women.

Come early for a hearty dinner, with vegetarian option, available at 6:15 pm for a $7.50 donation.

Sponsored by Radical Women. For more information or childcare call 415-864-1278 or email baradicalwomen@earthlink.net.

Thursday, June 28, 7:00 PM
Book Party for Nellie Wong
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Celebrate the publication of Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, a banquet of poems by Chinese American feminist Nellie Wong. This is the fourth book of poetry by the Bay Area writer whose life fuses art and revolution, and whose works have been presented in China, Cuba and throughout the U.S.

Dinner is served at 6:15 pm for a $7.50 donation.

Sponsored by Radical Women. For more information or childcare, call 415-864-1278 or email baradicalwomen@earthlink.net. Wheelchair accessible.

Tuesdays, March 13-April 31, 7:30-9:00pm
Overcoming Racism: A Radical Approach
Is racial conflict inevitable in a multi-racial society? Or is it the product of social and economic conditions--past and present--that can be understood and reversed?

This two-part class will use works by writers of color, feminists and radicals to explore these questions and the important leadership role of people of color in all the social justice movements. The challenges and rewards of organizing across color lines as well as various political approaches to accomplishing this will be discussed.

Section I: March 13-April 3 --The Roots of Racial Prejudice
March 13 -- Has racism always existed? The truth can set us free
March 20 -- Profit and prejudice under capitalism
March 27 -- Autonomy or separatism: Which road for people of color?
April 3 -- Blacks and the unfinished Freedom Struggle


Section II: April 10-May 8 -- Bridging the Race Divide
April 10 -- Feminists of color: Putting it all together
April 17 -- Immigrant workers: Rekindling the spirit of unionism
April 24 -- Challenges and rewards of organizing across color lines
May 8 -- Revolutionary Integration: The people's tool for dismantling the master's house

Class fees are $2.00 per session or $15 for the whole series. Hearty snacks served at 6:30pm for a $6.00 donation. The class will be held at New Valencia Hall, 747 Polk Street, San Francisco (7 blocks from Civic Center BART, and near Muni lines #19, 31, 38, 47 & 49). Co-sponsors: Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist Party. For more information or to get the readings in advance, call (415) 864-1278 or email baradicalwomen@earthlink.net or bafsp@earthlink.net.

Thursday, March 22, 7:00pm
Radical Women Monthly Meeting
Discuss the political harmony of socialism and feminism in theory and action.
Dinner is served at 6:15pm for a $7.50 donation.

New Valencia Hall, 747 Polk St. (at Ellis), San Francisco.
(7 blocks from Civic Center BART, on or near Muni lines #19, 31, 38, 47 & 49) Wheelchair accessible.

For more info, call 415-864-1278 or email baradicalwomen@earthlink.net
Everyone welcome.

Saturday, March 10, 3:00pm
Hit the Streets for International Women's Day!
March with Sisters United Front for Survival (SUFS) to oppose budget cuts that have hit poor women the hardest, at a march and rally sponsored by Occupy San Francisco Women's Alliance.

Gather at Justin Herman Plaza (Market & Embarcadero) at; 3:00pm, followed by a rally at Sue Bierman Park (Drumm & Embarcadero). Look for SUFS & Radical Women picket signs! (SUFS is a project of Radical Women).

For more info, call 415-864-1278 or email baradicalwomen@earthlink.net

Thursday, March 8, 7:00pm
Sign-making Party for International Women's Day
Radical Women is hosting a fun evening of creating feminist messages for the March 10 International Women's Day March and Rally called by Occupy SF. Dinner is served at 6:15pm for a $7.50 donation.

New Valencia Hall, 747 Polk St. (at Ellis), San Francisco. (7 blocks from Civic Center BART, on or near Muni lines #19, 31, 38, 47 & 49) Wheelchair accessible.

For more info, call 415-864-1278 or email baradicalwomen@earthlink.net
Everyone welcome.

Tuesdays, beginning November 1, 7:00pm -8:30pm
10-week Feminist Discussion Circle
Engels' "Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State"

Why does sexism still thrive in this day and age? Have males always dominated? How will women's oppression be ended? Join a roundtable conversation that will explore these questions by going back to when it all started as described in Frederick Engels' classic analysis of the causes of gender inequality.

New Valencia Hall, 747 Polk Street, San Francisco
Seven blocks from Civic Center BART; near #19, 31, 38, 47, and 49 Muni bus lines.

$2.00 suggested donation per session.
Hearty snacks are served at 6:30pm for a $6 donation.

Sponsored by Radical Women.
For information, call 415-864-1278 or email baradicalwomen@earthlink.net

Thursday, February 9, 2012, 7:00pm
Black History Month Radical Women Meeting
Female Leadership in the Southern Civil Rights Struggle

Discuss a ground-breaking analysis, written at the height of the Civil Rights Movement, which examines the threefold nature of African American women's battle for equality—as women, as Blacks, and as workers. Draw lessons from their example to apply to today's liberation struggles. Bring your ideas on how to create a militant and multi-racial feminist movement.

A hearty dinner, with a vegetarian option, is served at 6:15pm for a $7.50 donation.

New Valencia Hall, 747 Polk St. (at Ellis), San Francisco.
(7 blocks from Civic Center BART, on or near Muni lines #19, 31, 38, 47 & 49)

For more info, call 415-864-1278 or email baradicalwomen@earthlink.net

Everyone welcome. Wheelchair accessible.

Saturday, January 21, 1:00pm
Counter-Demonstrate against Anti-Abortion March
On Market Street at Justin Herman Plaza (cross-street Steuart St.)

January 22 marks the day that the Supreme Court legalized abortion in the historic Roe v. Wade decision. For the past several years, religious conservatives have paraded their misogyny in a march through downtown San Francisco to coincide with this occasion. For the first time, this year their procession will be on Market Street, not the Embarcadero.

Radical Women calls on all advocates of reproductive freedom to turn out in opposition to this rightwing event. Despite the advice of C.W. Nevius in the SF Chronicle (1/17/12), ignoring the ultra-right is the most dangerous response. Adherents, and those they hope to attract, need to know that there is a movement ready to fight for the rights of women. As the "anti"s stream by, we will be on the sidewalk expressing our support for reproductive rights.

Gather at 1:00pm on Market Street (cross-street Steuart St.) across from Justin Herman Plaza (their procession begins at 1:30pm at Civic Center heading to Justin Herman Plaza). Bring your chants and picket signs!

The Bay Area Coalition for Our Reproductive Rights is staging a rally at Justin Herman Plaza 11:00am-1:00pm. Radical Women will participate in this event and urges others to stay for the counter-demonstration which follows.

Work party to help make picket signs, pack literature etc.
Thursday, January 19, 6pm-8pm
New Valencia Hall: 747 Polk St. (at Ellis)

For more info, 415-864-1278, baradicalwomen@earthlink.net