Like you, I’m fighting for a better future, for my family, friends, the community and for the health of our human society.
Together, I have fought with you for social justice and progress in matters of human rights, civil rights, open government, public health and safety, homeless services, worker rights and workforce development, community heritage, and preservation.
Believe we can connect on issues important to San Franciscans?
To create a state Democratic Party that feels inclusive, new representatives in our leadership must illustrate that they understand the consequences of a party that does not include the voices and experiences of those who have known hardship and disparities. That's why I ran for state party delegate in 2015, 2017 and 2019 and for San Francisco Democratic Central County Committee, in 2016. To bring this valuable perspective into our leadership and agenda.
I stood on a platform of addressing our issues around race, sex and class that in addition to cost make our party often times a very unwelcoming place to be.
Our politics, policies, and resolutions have a tremendous effect on our most vulnerable people in society and we rarely see that they have a seat at the table, and seem to have no place within our platform.
For our Democratic Party to truly be the "party of the people" we must stop expecting to receive support from minorities or disadvantaged communities that we don't often engage, except when we want to win.
Believe we can connect on these issues to make a real difference?
Let’s work together.
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Leaders in providing Anti-Racism 101 training, workshops and facilitated group discussions
Racism is pervasive in all aspects of US society, but it is also a choice, learned behavior that can be unlearned. Anti-racists are committed to dismantling our personal racism and eliminating systemic racism in our spheres of influence.
The purpose of Anti-racism 101 is to educate, mobilize, and build multi-racial community. All who are interested in understanding racism—and moving from awareness to action and accountability in unlearning and eliminating racism—are encouraged to request a consolation.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors gave its final approval Tuesday for declaring the Castro neighborhood the city's third LGBTQ cultural district. Mayor London Breed is now expected to sign the ordinance into law, allowing proponents of the designation to apply this year for a portion of the $3 million the city has set aside for use by cultural districts.
The city's two other LGBTQ districts are in the Tenderloin, focused primarily on the transgender community, and South of Market, created to preserve the area's leather culture. Assistance for ensuring the viability of the trio of LGBTQ districts is a key component of the LGBTQ+ Cultural Heritage Strategy that the city is expected to adopt this year.
I am so honored to have worked on LGBTQ+ Cultural Heritage Strategy and the Castro LGBTQ Cultural District.
Looking forward to collaborating with the Compton's Transgender Cultural District and the Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District.
The latest in our monthly “Fighting Back” series exploring contemporary queer-community issues in a historical context, this multi generational conversation will feature panelists addressing the history of LGBTQ involvement in party politics in San Francisco. How has the community’s participation in electoral politics served the LGBTQ movement in the past? How does it serve us now?
Don Romesburg, associate professor and chair of Women’s and Gender Studies, Sonoma State University
Participants Kimberly Alvarenga, copresident, Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club
Harry Britt, member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors (1979–1992); board president (1989–1990)
Brad Chapin, cochair, e-board outreach, Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club
Shaun Haines, founder & president, San Francisco Black Community Matters; project manager, Bayard Rustin LGBT Coalition; board member, Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club
Rebecca Prozan, former cochair, Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club
SF queer cultural districts take shape
by Meg Elison Wednesday Aug 14, 2019
Bay Area Reporter
Haines, a queer man, had some long-range plans that he hoped the Castro cultural district leadership would be able to address.
"I hope we can work on some of the things that our community members have told us they've wanted for years," he said. "The Castro has difficulties with diversity and we want this board to be as diverse as possible. There's work to be done in cultural competency around a number of vectors. We've heard this from communities of color, from women, from trans communities, from the senior community.
"The Castro itself is not the most accessible place to many people, and we have the ability to address some of that.
Excited to be co-facilitating one of the workshops with LeRon L. Barton and Karen Fleshman!
65 Laguna Street, San Francisco, California 94102
Saturday, September 14, 2019, at 11 AM – 3 PM
Deeply honored to participate in the Food and Nutrition Service national Pride observance of the USDA. Engaging a full house here in San Francisco and live-streaming to offices in Boston, MA; Robbinsville, NJ; Alexandria, VA; Atlanta, GA; Dallas, TX, Chicago, IL; and Denver, CO. Such a pleasure to be among these amazing woman leaders.
I am an Associate Member of our San Francisco Democratic Party (DCCC – Democratic Central Countee Committee), a former Delegate of our California State Democratic Committee, Founder and President San Francisco Black Community Matters – A Chartered San Francisco Democratic Club, founder and Executive Director of San Francisco Impact Partners – an organization focused on issues concerning poverty and homelessness.
Because I have been dedicated to positively affecting our community in various positions of civic engagement and leadership. I have learned the importance of working collaboratively with diverse groups on many key issues affecting San Franciscans.