Monday, November 30, 2009

San Francisco Political Events as of November 30, 2009

November 30, 2009 - Monday

MUMC Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
When: November 30, 2009 - Monday
6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Castro and 18th Street Plaza, San Francisco
What: Merchants of Upper Market and Castro invite you to their annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. Donna Sachet will be hosting. Blessing by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
Entertainment by San Francisco Gay Lesbian Freedom Band, SF Gay Men's Chorus, MCC Choirs and SF L/G Chorus, Santa and his elf will be on hand to do the tree lighting honors.

December 1, 2009 - Tuesday

Don't Let Them Downsize St Luke's
When: December 1, 2009 - Tuesday
4 to 6 p.m.
Where: Outside St. Luke's Hospital, intersection of Cesar Chavez and Valencia, San Francisco
What: Join clergy and religious leaders in a vigil in support of the community hospital and its nurses. Sutter/CPMC plans to slash St Luke's Hospital to one-third its current size and to close long-term care units for Medicare and Medi-cal patients.

Potrero Hill Democratic Club - Social gathering
When: December 1, 2009 - Tuesday
7 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro Street, San Francisco
What: Social gathering, a potluck with no particular agenda other than tossing around ideas for the coming year.
Potrero Hill Democratic Club is collecting for the Food Bank. Most needed donations: canned tuna, meats, fruit and vegetables; soups, stews, and chili; rice and pasta; peanut butter; cereal.

December 2, 2009 - Wednesday

*CancelledOrganizing Locally: Using new media to win on Immigration
When: Cancelled December 2, 2009 - Wednesday
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: CancelledWorld Affairs Council, 312 Sutter Street, Suite 200, San Francisco
What: Begin to strategize now about how to organize around key issues. Join Netroots Nation for a discussion on the role online and offline activists can play, particularly on a local level, in the upcoming battle to pass CIR.
Moderator: Jenifer Fernandez Ancona
Paul Hogarth - Beyond Chron
Bobbie Lopez - community activist
Christopher Punongbayan of the Asian Law Caucus
Favianna Rodriguez of
Co-Hosted by Good Ol' Girls and

San Francisco for Democracy - What is the Future of the Us Involvement in Afghanistan?
When: December 2, 2009 - Wednesday
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Schroeder's German Restaurant, 240 Front Street, San Francisco
What: Discussion on the way forward in Afghanistan, from the viewpoint of the U.S. military, politics and the impact of the people of Afghanistan.

Community Meeting - Traffic Congestion and Safety on Ney Street
When: December 2, 2009 - Wednesday
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Mission YMCA, 4080 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Attend a community discussion with the Department of Parking and Traffic, Ney Street Neighbors and local businesses to discuss how traffic nearby businesses are affecting the community and discuss solutions
Information and RSVP

Noe Valley Democratic Club - President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors David Chiu
When: December 2, 2009 - Wednesday
7:30 p.m.
Where: St Philips Church, 725 Diamond Street, San Francisco
What: Discussion with David Chiu
Information: Molly Fleischman

December 3, 2009 - Thursday

"Good Morning America" - Live from San Francisco's Union Square
When: December 3, 2009 - Thursday
4 a.m. to 6 a.m. (this is not a typo!)
Where: San Francisco's Union Square
What: GMA would like a crowd of 1,000. Part of "Sam Champion Lights Up America". Performance by Beach Blanket Babylon.

Geneva Car Barn Update - Final community meeting
When: December 3, 2009 - Thursday
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Balboa High School, 1000 Cayuga Avenue, San Francisco
What: Final community meeting regarding historical landmark.
Information: Chinaka Hodge

Edmund G. Brown, Jr.
When: December 3, 2009 - Thursday
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Tosca Cafe, 242 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
What: Cocktail reception honoring Edmund G. Brown Jr.
Sponsors: Jeremiah F. Hallisey, Steve Westly, George Marcus, Jim Kellogg and Robert L. Balgenorth
Information: Jeremiah F. Hallisey

Clean Slate Programs 10th Anniversary - Dinner Reception
When: December 3, 2009 - Thursday
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Westbay Conference Center, 1290 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
What: Clean Slate Program was started in 199 by Public Defender Jeff Adachi. Clean Slate provides ongoing legal representation to help individuals clear up their criminal records so that they can restore and improve theirlives.
Auda Okutania, Program Manager for Arriba Juntos
Toye Moses, Executive Director for Southeast Community Center
Reginaldo Woods, Executive Director for Up From Darkness
Sharen Hewitt, Executive Director for C.L.A.E.R. New Village Community Center

Excelsior Community Forum Series - Jobs
When: December 3, 2009 - Thursday
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Ocean Avenue Presbyterian Church, 32 Ocean Avenue, San Francisco
What: Forum on Jobs.

Citizen Effect San Francisco Launch Event
When: December 3, 2009 - Thursday
6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Ambassador, 673 Geary Street, San Francisco
What: New, innovative micro philanthropy nonprofit. The idea that anyone can make a real and significant impact in the world. Mission is to provide everyday citizens the tools and networks they need to work directly with communities in need around the world.
Information and to order tickets:

Books Inc. - Gerald Nachman
When: December 3, 2009 - Thursday
7 p.m.
Where: Books Inc. in the Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
What: Gerald Nachman discusses "Right Here on Our Stage Tonight" - history of the Ed Sullivan Show. (Gerald Nachman books are wonderful!).

Book launch for "Wherever There's A Fight"
When: December 3, 2009 - Thursday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia Street, San Francisco
What: Account of the struggle to develop and protect right in California. Authors Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi will discuss their book "Wherever There'a A Fight".

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