On August 8, People Organizing to Demand Environmental and Economic Rights (PODER) presented their next quilt square for the Summer of Our Power relay!
“This quilt represents the community’s resistance in the midst of gentrification #allday,” said Marilyn Duran, CJA fellow with PODER.
PODER Quilt Square
Here are some moments from the event with PODER, APEN and CBE:
PODER is a grassroots community organization working for environmental and economic justice for low income communities of color in southeast San Francisco.
Here’s just a glimpse of all of the great work PODER has been doing throughout the summer:
“Just some Everday solutions to the climate crises.”
-via PODER on Facebook, May 31, 2015
“Long-time youth member and most recent staff member Marilyn Duran will be on KPFA 94.1 FM La Raza Chronicles tonight 7pm. Breaking down displacement from the perspective of a 1st generation daughter of Central American immigrants raised in the Mission District. Hear about how she is organizing her communtiy to beat back the ravages of displacement.”
-via PODER on Facebook, June 9, 2015
-via PODER on Facebook, June 10, 2015
“We have received official word that we have prevented the eviction from happening today. Be ready to join tomorrow!”
-via The Plaza 16 Coalition/La Plaza 16 Coalición on Facebook, June 10, 2015
(The Plaza 16 Coalition is a coalition of community members, businesses and organizations for affordability in the Mission District of San Francisco)
“Key alliances beginning to take shape in our community’s struggle for affordable housing.”
-via PODER on Facebook, June 22, 2015
“Summer launch of Bicis Del Pueblo open shop sessions @ SF Community School. Together this summer we are creating a cooperative and cultural space were peoples can get down with bike builds, safety training, repair how-to’s, earn-a-bike program, and bike rides.
Upcoming: July 1, 4-7PM • July 11, 12-4PM”
-via PODER on Facebook, June 28, 2015
Thank you so much for collecting luxury moratorium signatures. Last few days remaining. So far 7,500 have been collected, 6,000 more to go!
DEADLINE is MONDAY July 6, 10am. Turn them in & if u can get more @ Plaza Adelante 2301 Mission St @ 19th St. 3rd Fl. Fri-Sun 9:30am-9pm.
Send us a comment to confirm how many signatures you turned in or if you need more info. SI SE PUEDE!”
-via PODER on Facebook, July 2, 2015
“Looking forward to CEJA Bay Area Training. Getting ready for Congreso in Sacramento in August!”
-via PODER on Facebook, July 10, 2015
(California Environmental Justice Alliance is a statewide alliance of community-based organizations working for environmental health and social justice. PODER, APEN, CBE and other environmental justice organizations are all members of CEJA.)
“Do you know about PODER’s Working Together Initiative? Get ready to be inspired by this video of our gente in action edited by Marilyn Duran. If you like what you see, please donate $25 or more to support PODER at:https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/1413149”
-via PODER on Facebook, July 10, 2015
“Monthly/weekly bicycle cooperative in the heart of the Excelsior District. A community space to learn, teach and share know-how on bicycle riding and repair. Our purpose is to encourage and support working families and youth to incorporate bicycling in everyday social, political, and economic activities that improves the quality of life in our communities, while also taking care of our Mother Earth.
Saturday Aug 1 // 12pm-3pm // 3:30pm group bike ride
125 Excelsior Ave. SF Community School
Sunday Aug 16 // 11am-4pm
Excelsior Sunday Streets
:::A COMMUNITY COOPERATIVE EFFORT:::
• SERVE OTHERS: If you’re into building community, environmental justice, and riding bikes then volunteer your time supporting others to repair their bikes and strengthen their City riding skills.
• GET SUPPORT: Come over and receive repair advice and assistance, and access to recycled parts (varies depending on volunteer availability and supplies at hand)
• EARN-A-BICI: Sign up to build your own dream bicycle after volunteering 15 hours at the workshop. Learn repairs, strengthen City riding skills, and help others. Participants will receive a bike, lock, helmet, and lights. Youth & adult graduates can continue by becoming workshop assistants, youth mentors, group ride leaders, advisory board members, etc…
• LETS RIDE: Join and/or lead group bike rides throughout the neighborhood and surrounding areas. We strive to incorporate popular education + herstory, community building, and fun in every ride. Upcoming rides include- Green/Public Spaces, Art+Mural Tour, SFSU/CCSF Student Strikes, Los Siete De La Raza.
• BUILD A MOVEMENT: From time to time education and resource sharing sessions will be held at the workshop space on important community issues like climate change, tenant rights/affordable housing, transit equity/pedestrian safety, community organizing, migrant justice…
:::VOLUNTEER & PROGRAM INFO:::
Oscar Grande • 415-431-4210 • email@example.com
**Donations of bikes, spare parts, and funds are greatly appreciated”
-via PODER on Facebook, July 12, 2015
“Excelsior District Solidarity. Let’s stand with Vilma & her family.”
-via PODER on Facebook, July 13, 2015
“The Mission Luxury Housing Moratorium is officially on the ballot!!! Luxury housing makes the Mission less affordable, has resulted in the loss of 1,400 households with children, loss of 3,000 households earning less than $100,000 a year, loss of 8,000 Latinos, and while the City has grown, the Mission has lost density and 3,100 people! Our ballot initiative will force the City to create a Neighborhood Stabilization plan by 2017. We must SAVE OUR NEIGHBORHOODS. November 2015 we will start with the MISSION.”
-via PODER on Facebook, July 14, 2015
El Jardin Secreto cultivando flora, cultura, y futuro guerrer@s.
The Secret Garden cultivating plants, culture, and future warriors.
Gracias Roberto Marosi, Sofia Elias, Monica Alfaro, Jose Cruz, Michelle Foy, y tod@s l@s jardiner@s.
“Excited for our Mission Mural Bike Tour with the fabulous Muralist/artist Nancy Hernandez this Friday!!!”
-via PODER on Facebook, July 22, 2015
“Join us on Today from 12:00 – 3:00 pm for an on-site community building event. Youth members from the Common Roots Leadership Program of CPA and PODER will be sharing the results of a survey project we did in the OMI to see how people would like to be a part of a new community garden. This is a family-friendly event with hands-on games and activities. Translation will be offered in Cantonese and Spanish
Find out more info about the community garden here:
-via PODER on Facebook, July 25, 2015
Here are some more moments from over the summer via PODER’s twitter:
PODER Facebook page: