Sunday in the Bay: Rally for justice & democracy

Sunday in the Bay: Rally for justice & democracy

August 23, 2017

This weekend, white supremacists and neo-Nazis are planning to rally in the Bay Area in an attempt to demonstrate their power.

We at Bend the Arc will participate in public events calling for justice, democracy, and inclusion.

This moment calls our Jewish community to show up and respond publicly with our allies, and there are many public events throughout the Bay this weekend. We encourage everyone to choose their type and level of engagement, and to seek out safety training.

We are providing a training call on safety and de-escalation and Jewish tradition this Thursday, August 24, to support those who want to be out this weekend. Sign up to join Bend the Arc Jewish Action as we resist white supremacy and affirm our values —

Meet up with Bend the Arc and Ben Stern, Holocaust survivor + RSVP for the Berkeley Rally Against Hate
When: Sunday, August 27, 10am
Where: Meet up with Bend the Arc and Ben Stern, 95-year-old Holocaust survivor, on the NE corner of Cedar St & Oxford St.
Please note: We recommend taking public transit or building in extra time; streets nearby will be closed.

Register for the call: Safety Basics and Jewish Grounding
When: Thursday, August 24, 12 pm
What: Join Bend the Arc Rabbi-in-Residence Aryeh Cohen to connect with and ground ourselves in Jewish community, and receive basic information about safety and de-escalation during rallies and protests.
Check your email after you RSVP for call-in details (including tabs and spam folders) 

** IMPORTANT: Since arrangements and circumstances for public events are evolving constantly, please check back at the Facebook event page for possible changes.**

Last week, as we talked to community leaders around the country, we heard both pain and also an increased determination to come together and overcome the violent racism, antisemitism, and misogyny that have fueled Trump’s rise and were fully visible, and deadly, in Charlottesville.

Together we can hold each other with love and compassion, and rise to meet this moment.

With gratitude and solidarity,

Susan Lubeck, National Field Director
Leili Davari-Bitton, Bay Area Organizer

PS: In this difficult moment, I want to encourage you to seek community and connection. There are many multi-faith gatherings in the next few weeks that can be a resource for you, including an event at Temple Sinai (Oakland, 8/23 at 7pm), another at Congregation Emanu-El (San Francisco, 8/25 at 6:30pm), and a third at Temple Isaiah (Lafayette, 8/29 at 7pm). Additionally, a helpful roundup of actions, events and trainings around the Bay can be found on Bay Resistance here.


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Meet up with Bend the Arc & Ben Stern, Holocaust survivor, to march to the Berkeley Rally Against Hate

This Sunday, Aug 27 — RSVP 

Join the preparation call:

Safety Basics & Jewish Grounding 
This Thursday, Aug 24 — RSVP