Saturday, June 27, 2009

Gerry Adams "Our struggles are one"

Attended Forum sponsored by Sinn Fein "A United Ireland: How Do we get there?".
Hosted by President of Sinn Fein, Gerry Adams.

Sinn Fein is dedicated to achieving an end to partition and the establishment of a united and free Ireland. Gerry Adams said that "people have good ideas/ but you have to "do something". "You have to act on your good idea". This forum is a part of the kick start to achieve a United Ireland. As in the past the United States Irish Americans are a major part in obtaining unification.

Speakers included:
Opening Remarks: Pat Uniack, San Francisco Gaelic Athletic Association
Gerry Adams - President Sinn Fein
Professor Ruan O'Donnell, Professor of History, Limerick University, Ireland
Robert Ballagh, renowned Irish Artist/Political Activist
Fionnula Flanagan, Actress/Political Activist
John Burton, Chairman California State Democratic Party
Suggestions/comments from registered organization moderated by Rita O'Hare, Sinn Fein U.S. Representative.

Contact Information:
Rita O'Hare
Sinn Fein Rep. to the United States
c/o Friends of Sinn Fein, 116 John Street, 29th Floor, New York, NY 10038 212-227-5937

Gerry Adams
Eileen Kivlehand, John O'Riordan, Jeannie Maher - Irish American Democratic Club
John Burton, Chairman of the California Democratic Party
Fionnula Flanagan
Robert Ballagh, Jerry Adams, Pat Uniack

June 28, 2009 - Sunday

Alice Pride Breakfast
When: June 28, 2009 - Sunday
Doors open at 7:45 a.m. Program: 8:15 a.m.
Where: Palace Hotel, 2 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco
What: Annual pride breakfast featuring prominent political leaders, grassroots activists and members of Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club. $65. members, $90 for non-members $100 for Alice membership and breakfast ticket.

LGBT Pride Parade
When: June 28, 2009 - Sunday
10:30 a.m.
Where: Starts at Market and 8th Street, San Francisco.
What: Parade (expecting 300,000 people).
Grand Marshals:
  • Cloris Leachman
  • Lt. Dan Choi
  • Milk Team: Bruce Cohen, Dan Nicoletta and Howard Rosenman
  • William Beasley
  • Joe Hawkins
  • Molly McKay and Davina Kotulski
  • Shannon Minter
  • Andrea Shorter
  • Helen Zia

*Los Amigos Brunch Buffet
When: June 28, 2009 - Sunday
11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Centro Latino de San Francisco, 1656 15th Street, San Francisco
What: Benefit for Centro Latino de SF Inc.'s Community Center. A time to get re-acquainted with old friends and make new friends. Enjoy international cuisine prepared by exceptional guest chefs. At this inaugural event also join us in celebrating the birthday of Ernest "Chuck" Ayala
Buffet Cost $25. per person. No host cocktails
Reservations: Gloria Bonilla

*Celebrate Pride with Assemblyman Tom Ammiano and Supervisor David Campos
When: June 28, 2009, Sunday
1 to 3 p.m.
Where: Assembly District Office, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, Suite 14300, San Francisco

Broadcast Blues San Francisco Screening
When: June 28, 2009 - Sunday
4 to 6 p.m.
Where: Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th Street, San Francisco
What: How can we, the people, take back our public airwaves? Hosted by California Common film "Broadcast Blues" illustrates how the increasing concentration of media ownership and the decline of locally owned TV & radio are jeopardizing our news and information. Following the film there will be question and answers with Emmy Award winning filmmaker Sue Wilson. $12. at door.

Litquake - Lewis Black!
When: June 28, 2009 - Sunday
8 p.m.
Where: Herbst Theater, Van Ness & McAllister, San Francisco
What: Litquake presents comedian Lewis Black. Freewheeling onstage conversation with Marc Maron. They will gleefully dissect politics, religion and other American foolishness. Audience Q&A and book signing to follow. $25. general admission, $75 VIP reception.

June 29, 2009 - Monday

Budget Vigil
When: June 29, 2009 - Monday
5 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Where: City Hall Steps, San Francisco
What: Because we need a balanced solution to the budget. Last opportunity to support the efforts of Supervisors to introduce balance in the cuts proposed in the Mayor's Budget so that all agencies shoulder their fair share enabling some restoration of funding for health and human service programs and others serving the City's most needy residents.

African American Democratic Club
When: June 29, 2009 - Monday
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Rasselas Jazz Club and Restaurant, 1534 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
What: Highlight of the meeting are updates on voter registration drive to churches in the African American community, eligible high school seniors and young adults and newly naturalized immigrants.
U.S. Census 2010 and what we need to know to get communities counted.

Commonwealth Club - Newspapers are Dead. Now what?
When: June 29, 2009 - Monday
6 p.m.
Where: 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco
What: Phil Bronstein, Lowell Bergman an Eric Boehlert . Come listen to this panel of industry experts discuss what to expect next in the changing world of journalism. $18. non-members

A Special Event with Decorated Heroes Dan Choi and Anthony Woods
When: June 29, 2009 - Monday
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Pisco Lounge, 1817 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Join special guest Dan Choi to Support Anthony Woods for Congress. $50., $35. Young Professional

June 30, 2009 - Tuesday

40th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots

June 30th Newsom Circle Breakfast
When: June 30, 2009 - Tuesday
8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Where: Palace Hotel, 2 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser to support Gavin Newsom. Co-hosted by Mayor Newsom's closest supporters, people who have been with him since the beginning of his campaign. $250.
Information: Tickets

*Stop Newsom Veto of Renter's Relief!
When: June 30, 2009 - Tuesday
Noon to 1 p.m.
Where: City Hall Steps, San Francisco
What: Rally on City Hall steps in support of the Renter's Relief package.

Stop Environmental Racism in Bayview Hunters Point!
When: June 30, 2009 - Tuesday
1 p.m.
Where: Meet at the front gate of the Shipyard Innes & Donahue Streets, San Francisco
What: Stop Lennar Corporation's work at the toxic contaminated Hunters Point Shipyard until the community is protected. No more toxic pollution of our community! Stop gentrification!
Sponsored: Stop Lennar Action Movement, Greenaction for Health & Environmental Justice, Huntersview Mothers Committee for Health and Environmental Justice, PODER, POWER, Chinese Progressive Association , Our City, San Francisco Green Party, West County Toxics Coalition

*Plan C 2009 Fundraiser
When: June 30, 2009 - Tuesday
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Medjool Restaurant, 2522 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Plan C Annual Fundraiser. Supervisor Sean Elsbernd will discuss, among other topics, recent efforts to ease the backed up condo lottery - and to take your questions. Mayor Newsome is also schedule to join us.
$75 non-member, $75. member
Information: "The Moderate Voice of San Francisco"

Majority Whip Fiona Ma - Fundraiser
When: June 30, 2009 - Tuesday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Foley's, 243 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco
What: Fun evening of Dueling Pianos for a Fundraiser with Assembly Majority Whip Fiona Ma.
75., $100. or $200 per person. RSVP required

San Francisco History Association- Bernal Heights
When: June 30, 2009 - Tuesday
7 p.m.
Where: St. Philip's Church, 725 Diamond, San Francisco
What: Guest speakers discuss Bernal Heights at the monthly meeting of the San Francisco History Association

July 1, 2009 - Wednesday

*Muni - Fare Increase
Cash Fares $2.
Fast Pass $55
Discounted Fast Pass for seniors, the disabled and youth will be $15.
Parking: Meter rates will go up 50 cents an hour and operate on all holidays except New Year's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas

Bart - Fare Increase (they call it fare adjustment) (on strike?????)
6.1% increase. Increased lowest priced fare from $1.50 to $1.75 raised the surcharge on trips to and from SFO from $1.50 to $4.

*Community meeting - Mission Playground
When: July 1, 2009 - Wednesday
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: Mission Clubhouse at Mission Playground, (19th Street and Linda/Valencia between 19th and 20th Street)
What: Help plan the park of your future. There will be a discussion regarding the goals of the Mission Playground renovation project and ask residents their thoughts about how you use the park, what works well and what needs improvement.

*Close the Loophole: Organizing and Leadership meeting
When: July 1, 2009 - Wednesday
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: SF LGBT Center, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Join Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting and other community leaders and experts for an organizing and leadership meeting to Reform Prop. 13.

July 2, 2009 - Thursday

*Court hearing on the federal injunction against Prop. 8
When: July 2, 2009 - Thursday (check to see if this hearing is still on)
2 to 5 p.m.
Where: US District Courthouse, 450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
What: join The Progressive Party is hoping to get seats to witness this event. Will be held before the Honorable Vaughn R. Walker. Plaintiffs respectfully request a preliminary injunction enjoining Defendants from enforcing Article 1, 7.5 of the California Constitution (Prop 8) insofar as it limits civil marriage in California to the union of a man and a woman, and prohibits two individuals of the same sex from getting married.

*Let's Go Dance with Lavay Smith & her Red Hot Skillet Lickers
When: July 2, 2009 - Thursday
6 to 7:30
Where: Jessie Square, 736 Mission Street, San Francisco (between Third and Fourth Street) San Francisco
What: Open-air dance party with the Queen of classic Jazz and Blues in the authentic style of the 1940's and 1959's. Free

July 4, 2009 - Saturday

*Fillmore Jazz Festival
When: July 4, 2009 - Saturday and July 5, 2009 - Sunday
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


LaborFest - 75th Anniversary San Francisco General Strike Events - July-Events 2009 - 11 events!!!

"We Are" Portraits of San Francisco's Gay 80's by Lisa Kanemoto - Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of her book. Rayko Photo Center, 428 Third Street, San Francisco - through July 31st

Kai Stinchcombe for State Assembly - 21st District in 2010. Information:
Kickoff Sunday, June 28th 4 to 6 p.m. at 401 Edgewood Road, Redwood City.

National Lawyers Guild - helped get the cases against May 26th arrestees dropped. They should be thanked.

Rebecca Prozan - who served as an elected Obama delegate to last year's Democratic National Convention, is attending the first meeting of the Democratic Change Commission in Washington D.C., which is tasked with recommending changes to the Democratic Party's rules for the 2012 presidential nominating and delegate selection process. (she is doing a great job of twittering - telling us what and who she is seeing i.e. Bo!!!).

Please email any items or comments to I welcome everyone to send me information to be posted - as in the last election cycle I welcome all candidates for office to forward information.

Items change - please check before attending event for any changes.

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