Training with sisters
Mabel Tsang January 19, 2017 ·
On his first day we're telling Trump women of color are leading the struggle for liberation and justice for all. #grassrootsfeminism are the roots of resistance #ittakesroots
Woking Ed Lee
According to Alvina Wong and Marie Choi, of Asians 4 Black Lives in January 2016 Asians 4 Black Lives, a Bay Area group of Asian community organizers, held a community intervention in front of Ed Lee’s house to demand that he stand with the Black Lives Matter Movement. At 6 a.m., activists woke the mayor with drums and gongs. Five activists chained themselves to a table in front of his house, calling on him to honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s radical legacy by coming to the table to join them in standing with Black Lives Matter, by terminating Police Chief Suhr and all officers involved in the murders of Mario Woods, Amilcar Lopez and Alex Nieto.
“From gentrification to police terrorism, there is a war on Black lives happening in SF and across the nation,” said Jasmin Hoo, Asians 4 Black Lives activist and SF resident. “As Asian Americans, we refuse to be complicit in the violence that Lee’s decisions have committed against our Black siblings. We are ashamed that the first Asian American mayor of SF is acting as a general in this war.”
“Piecemeal reforms – while the officers responsible for these unjust killings are still on payroll – are steps in the wrong direction. We are here today to demand Lee demonstrate that Black Lives Matter by acting on the community’s demands,” said Simmy Makhijani, Asians 4 Black Lives member and longtime SF resident. “As mayor of SF, it is Lee’s job to serve his constituents and ensure the safety of all SF communities by holding the police force accountable.”
Non-Black people of color have been bold and active allies of the Black Lives Matter Movement for over a year, first prominently involved on Dec. 15, 2014, in Shutdown OPD, when Asians 4 Black Lives chained themselves to one of the Oakland Police headquarters entrances for hours. Spreading these alliances nationwide will vastly enhance the chances for winning real justice.
“Ed Lee’s work as a civil rights lawyer, serving low-income communities of color, launched his political career. However, in his first term as mayor, he has turned his back on his constituents,” said Mabel Tsang of Asians 4 Black Lives. “We are here today to remind Lee of his history of activism. We invite him to join the people once again by terminating Chief Suhr and working towards a city that is equitable and livable for all.”
APA Heritage Month District 1
May 5, 2015 · San Francisco, CA ·
I am proud to honor the #Asian4BlackLives movement as our APA Heritage Month District 1 honoree in fighting for civil rights, social justice, and showing pan-ethnic solidarity with our Asian, Black and Brown brothers and sisters! Thank you Mr. Vincent Wu, Jessy Zapanta, and Mabel Tsang for coming out to represent Asians 4 Black Lives.
Gordon Mar June 29, 2013.
OURWalmart, community and labor allies meeting now, preparing for action today at 12pm at 757 Market Street, Walmart director Marissa Mayer's penthouse apt and Gap at Market and Powell demanding WMT & Gap sign Bangladesh sweatshops fire safety accord. — with Maria Guillen, Jenya Cassidy, Blesilda Ocampo, Annelisa Luong, Feng Kung, Kasi Farrar, Mabel Tsang, Lotus Yee Fong, Brooke Anderson, Dan Harper, Kathe Burick, Pilar Schiavo, La Colectiva de Mujeres and Shanell Williams at Unite Here! Local 2.
Now What? Defying Trump and the Left's Way Forward
Now What? Defying Trump and the Left's Way Forward was a phone in webinar organized by Freedom Road Socialist Organization in the wake of the 2016 election.
- Now what? We’re all asking ourselves that question in the wake of Trump’s victory. We’ve got urgent strategizing and work to do, together. Join Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson of the Movement for Black Lives and Freedom Road, Calvin Cheung-Miaw, Jodeen Olguin-Taylor of Mijente and WFP, Joe Schwartz of the Democratic Socialists of America, and Sendolo Diaminah of Freedom Road for a discussion of what happened, and what we should be doing to build mass defiance. And above all, how do we build the Left in this, which we know is the only solution to the crises we face?
- This event will take place Tuesday November 15, 2016 at 9pm Eastern/8pm Central/6pm Pacific.
Those invited, on Facebook included Mabel Tsang.
Mabel Tsang wrote :Tomorrow I will be heading to DC with a #ItTakesRoots to Grow Resistance Delegation convened by Grassroots Global Justice Alliance / Climate Justice Alliance / Indigenous Environmental Network / Right To The City Alliance because I believe we can create an alternative to Trump's Terror. He stands for racist violence; aggression against women; criminalizing queer, gender non-conforming and transfolks; and detention of and war against immigrants and refugees - in the name of our future and our values.
- I believe the alternative exists today. I believe it already exists in my organizing work at Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) and I believe it exists in our dreams for our collective future. This moment scares me and this moment emboldens me. This moment shows me the need and the proof for powerful actions and bold experimentation. It calls on all of us to act.