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POC Action Theater!!! KYR vs. Cops and ICE Street Skits! :)
Date Sunday July 19
Time 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location Details
11am-12pm, meet up at Garfield Park, 26th and Harrison, in front of the pool area
12-2pm, home base at POWER's booth, at Shotwell x 24th st. We'll try to scatter up and down 24th, 24th and Mission BART plaza, and other closed down streets.
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorPeople Of Color Action Theater, POCAT
Emailpocactiontheater [at] gmail.com
Phone415.531.1887
AddressSF, Oakland, Berkeley, San Jose..all Bay Area
***PLEASE HELP FORWARD***

Yr all invited to participate with POCAT, (People of Color Action Theater) for KYR street skits to prevent Cops + ICE abuse! Here's the low down:


WHEN:
This Sunday the 19th, from 11am-2pm, (practice from 11am-12, 12-2pm break into groups and play out skits)

WHERE:
11am-12pm, meet up at Garfield Park, 26th and Harrison, in front of the pool area
12-2pm, home base at POWER's booth, at Shotwell x 24th st. We'll try to scatter up and down 24th, 24th and Mission BART plaza, and other closed down streets.

WHO:
EVERYONE!!! (even non-POC folks can play certain parts, as designated by POCAT members, so pls try to arrive early).

WHAT & WHY:
"Know Yr Rights" skits to help prevent Cop and ICE abuse, and in support of POWER's campaign for local law reform for im/migrants, (or anyone!) who have to drive with out a license. The skits will be performed during "Sunday Streets", when many streets in the Mission are closed down till 2pm, and tons of kids, youth and families come out :)

The skits will focus on 3 issues:

1)"KYR"! Spreading legal info and advice when targeted by the Cops and ICE.

2)Cop + ICE Watching- encouraging everyone to witness, document and report messed up Cop + ICE activity.

3)Migrant Support- to promote the local effort to change city law that would allow drivers who get caught without a license to have someone else with a license to move their car instead of it getting towed. The increase of vehicle seizures is on the rise in SF, mainly from check points in the hood and by being profiled (DWB, driving while brown/black). Many of these vehicle are the only job resource im/migrants can rely on, especially for construction workers and recycling collectors. We've got to stop allowing the city to get away with stealing from the poor! ;<

Other cities in CA have been able to convince their chief of police to allow a person who has a driver's license to move the vehicle so it doesn't get towed. (Many times the cars are impounded for over a month! The fee's get so high that the driver's would be better off just buying their cars back at an auction!) It's really a very difficult situation for folks who are already struggling really hard, and hopefully the skits can help encourage folks to get organized and fight for this small yet much needed change.

For more info, and to participate in other similar actions, check out:

POCAT: pocat.wordpress.com
POWER: peopleorganized.org

Or you can reply to this email or email pocactiontheater [at] gmail.com or call me at 415.531.1887

Thanks, really hope you can make it and pls bring you're awesome friends ;)









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