Sidewalks are for People Day: SAT 12/18

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SAT. 12/18: SIDEWALKS ARE FOR PEOPLE DAY

WED. 12/15 PLANNING MEETING


COALITION PLANNING MEETING

Wednesday, December 15
5:30 pm
Redstone Building, 2nd Floor
el Teatro de la Esperanza
2940 16th Street at Capp

SIDEWALKS ARE FOR PEOPLE DAY

No unjust sit-lie law (Prop L) can stop us from celebrating our right to public space. Plan something fun on a sidewalk near you or participate in multiple gatherings across the city! (Lots more info below).

SAT. DECEMBER 18
ALL-DAY / CITYWIDE

ADD YOUR EVENT

SEE MAP OF EVENTS

RSVP at the Facebook event page and invite your friends!

:::WHAT::: Sidewalks are for People Day is a citywide celebration of San Francisco’s public space, its vibrant and diverse culture, and its tradition of tolerance and compassion. People from all walks of life, across the city, will be doing what they love on the city’s sidewalks: barbecues, chalk drawing, chess, yoga, reading, knitting, jumprope, playing music, painting, tea/coffee parties, sunbathing, meditating, DJing, hanging out, tai chi, dancing, anything — you name it!

::: WHERE/WHEN ::: The event will be happening all-day, all over the city. We encourage you to host your own event — from very simple to very elaborate — at anytime you like. It’s up to you! Participants can post their events or find other events on the official map which will be up soon at: http://www.SidewalksAreForPeople.org/

::: WHY ::: In the November election San Francisco voters passed Prop L, also known as the Sit/Lie ordinance. This law makes it illegal to sit or lie on any sidewalk in San Francisco from 7am to 11pm. We think it’s a terrible idea to criminalize the act of sitting in public space and we’re quite sure it’s a violation of our constitutional rights. We intend to challenge Prop L in the courts.

When we held our first Sidewalks are for People Day event last March, it was a huge success with more than a thousand participants. We found it to be a great way to discuss the issue in a positive way with our neighbors and fellow San Franciscans. Because of the fantastic creativity of the events and because so many people participated across the city, we were able to get an extraordinary amount of press coverage.

We think public spaces are safer when people are encouraged to use them to meet with neighbors, friends, family and others from the community. We like how our sidewalks reflect the diverse, vibrant culture of our city. We believe in freedom of expression, the right to peaceably assemble, and the pursuit of happiness on our sidewalks!

If you value public space and your basic civil liberties we encourage you to join us by doing something fun on the sidewalk on Saturday, December 18.

::: WHAT CAN DO FOR SIDEWALKS ARE FOR PEOPLE DAY? :::
Anything you want! Be creative — or not. It doesn’t matter! Just be sure to have fun on the sidewalk and invite friends, family, and neighbors to join you. Please avoid obstructing the free flow of our fellow San Franciscans!

Take pictures and shoot video to document your event. Post your event on the interactive map (coming soon to our website) so that we can show that people all across our fair city love our public spaces.

We will provide you with some basic materials to hand out to curious pedestrians, along with tools to support you in orchestrating this in the most effective way. Other than that, we leave it up to you to organize the best event that you can. You can do whatever you want, but please do something!

CONTACT: info@StandAgainstSitLIe.org if you have questions or would like to offer your skills and passion to help put this event together.

NEEDED!
Artists, videographers, photographers, help with outreach, etc.

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