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Sweep Out the Fascists: A Festival of Resilience
Date Sunday August 05
Time 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Event Type Party/Street Party
Organizer/AuthorBroad Coalition of Organizers
Location Details
Ohlone Playground and Greenway to MLK Park.
[ Editorial Note: The event time has been updated. ]


Last August (2017), groups of white supremacists, aided by police and politicians, attempted to take over Berkeley’s Martin Luther King Jr. Park in order to build a base in the Bay. A crowd of thousands—including students, unionists, faith-based activists, teachers, and other everyday people—was there to confront them. We worked together to shut down the fascists and send them packing. Nationally, we sent a message that hate will not be welcome in the Bay. (Photo essay of 8/27 here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/kellyjohnsonrevelationaryphotography/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1371548832961154)

Once again, a group of white supremacists, Trump supporters, and fascists has announced a rally in downtown Berkeley for August 5, 2018. This event is part of a week-long nationwide "commemoration" of the hateful acts that took place nearly a year ago in Charlottesville, in which DeAndre Harris was beaten and Heather Heyer murdered. It is our duty to loudly and publicly reject their hate and to redouble our efforts in building a truly just and liberatory world.

We are calling on all members of our community to assemble together to stop white supremacist and state violence from growing. As history demonstrates, regular maintenance is required by people of heart and conscience to shut down white supremacy and fascism, which are foundational violences of this settler-colonial state. We've got to tend to the relationships and values that fuel, nourish, and inspire us to build a vision of collective liberation.

On August 5, we will gather to maintain a Bay Area free of fascism and white supremacy, sweeping out those that seek to deport, cage, harm, or extinguish members of our communities. Attacks on immigrants, Black and Indigenous people and other people of color, Muslims, the un-housed, queer and trans folks, disabled people, and/or women are becoming more prevalent as fascism reasserts itself in governments, state agencies, and increasingly organized groups across the globe. In the US, law enforcement, ICE and other deportation agents, and the jails and prisons work to remind people that this country was built on Indigenous land, on the backs of enslaved people, and that the prison industrial complex currently functions to maintain racial capitalism. We are reminded of this every time police kill another Black, Brown, and/or trans person in the streets. This country was founded on white supremacy and we must rise up with others around the world in an international movement to resist the fascism of both government and vigilantes. It's time to take out the trash.

This is a community-wide call for each of us to perform critical community maintenance by removing fascists and white supremacists from our community. This will be a festival of resilience starting in Ohlone Park at 2pm going to MLK park for August 5, 2018. Featuring local artists, activists, musicians, comedians and everyday people. Our rally will send a clear message: "No hate in the Bay."

#TrashtheFash #FashFreeBayArea #AllOutAugust

Endorsed by:

SURJ Bay Area
SURJ S.F.
National Lawyer Guild S.F. Bay Area Chapter
Solidarity Against Fascism East Bay (SAFEBay)
Movement Generation
John Brown Anti-Klan Committee
Catalyst
Bay Area Queer Antifascist Network
International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network
Critical Resistance Oakland
International Socialist Organization
East Bay DSA Socialist Feminist Caucus
Folsom Lake College Campus Antifascist Network
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Added to the calendar on Monday Jul 23rd, 2018 4:21 PM
§11:00 am New START time!
by Phoebe Sorgen Thursday Aug 2nd, 2018 1:39 PM
11:00 am = NEW START time!
§Stop the Hate — All Out Bay Area!
by Broad Coalition of Organizers Saturday Aug 4th, 2018 12:03 AM
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Stop the Hate, 11am, Berkeley
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