Saturday, November 15, 2014

San Francisco Political Events - Hiatus - Revisions



Additions: November 18th:

Coalition of San Francisco Neighborhoods meeting

Harvey Milk LGBT General Meeting

November 20th:

Change of Venue:  Noe Valley Democratic Club (see below)

Important Notice: I am taking a "Hiatus" until January 2015. I need a break!  I have been blogging for seven years!

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November 16, 2014 - Sunday

Memorial Service for Ted Gullicksen

 Ted and Falcor

When:  November 16, 2014 - Sunday
2:00 p.m.
Where:  Mission High School, 3750 18th Street, San Francisco
What:  Come celebrate  the life and work of the invaluable leader of the San Francisco tenant's movement - director of the SF Tenants Union for nearly 3 decades - Ted Gullicksen
2:00 p.m. followed by refreshments.
For more info and memories of Ted's life and work see:
Donations:  in memory of Ted, please give to:
San Francisco Tenants Union, 558 Capp Street, San Francisco (donations)

November 17, 2014 - Monday

Swap Meet #3 to Benefit Senior and People with Disabilities
When:  November 17, 2014 - Monday
9:30 a.m. to Noon
Where:  First Unitarian Society of San Francisco, 1187 Franklin Street, SF
What:  Swap Meet #3 -    Got skills?  Need skills?  Want to Barter?   Looking for affordable ways to get connected and stay connected - online and in person?  
Co-Sponsored by the Community Living Campaign and SF Connected as part of the San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services' SF Connected Program, the Community Living Campaign, Community Technology Network, Self-Help for the Elderly and Reliatech offer free computer training and specialty classes throughout the city.
Information: 415-821-1003

 Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club - Fall Awards
When:  November 17, 2014 - Monday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - Program
Where:  The Lookout, 3600 16th Street, San Francisco
What:  Alice B. Toklas Democratic Club - Fall Awards Ceremony.  Leadership Award, Community Service Award, Elected Official of the Year, Robert Barnes Lifetime Achievement Award, Volunteer of the Year.
Appetizers and no-host bar.

November 18, 2014 - Tuesday

2014 Silver SPUR Awards Luncheon
When:  November 18, 2014 - Tuesday
10:30 a.m. to Noon  Reception
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Luncheon and Awards
Where:  Moscone Center West, San Francisco
What: 2014 Silver SPUR Awards Luncheon
Clothilde Hewlett
Barbara and Ron Kaufman
Michael Painter
Leslie Tang Schilling
2014 Event Chair: Anna Cheung
Tickets:  $200. up to November 13th.  Then tickets are $250.

San Francisco Gray Panthers - The SF Sunshine Ordinance Our Right to Know
When:  November 18, 2014 -  Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Where:  UU Center, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco
What:  SF Gray Panthers Meeting, The San Francisco Ordinance - Our Right to Know.
Guest Speakers and Workshop

Central SoMa Open House
When:  November 18, 2014 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: SPUR, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What:  Community open house and update on Central SoMa Plan.

*Coalition for Sf Neighborhoods
When:  November 18, 2014 - Tuesday
6:30 p.m.
Where:  Northern Police Station, Corner Turk and Fillmore, San Francisco
What:  Three sage political wonks of different stripes for election postmortem:
Chris Bowman
David Pilpel
Jim Stearns

SFMTA - Mission Bay Loop Project Public Meeting
When:  November 18, 2014 - Tuesday
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: La Scuola Internazionale di San Francisco (Italian International School), 728 20th Street, San Francisco
What:  Discussion - Mission Bay Loop Project.
Information:  David Greenaway

*Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club - General Membership Meeting
When:  November 18, 2014 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco
What: Debrief the outcomes of the election.

November 19, 2014 - Wednesday

UC Alumni and Supporters Against Tuition Hikes
When:  November 19, 2014 - Wednesday
            November 20, 2014 - Thursday
9:00 a.m.
Where:  UCSF, 505 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco
What:  UC President Napolitano is proposing 5% annual increase over the next five years.  It is time that UC alumni and supporters stand up and demand that the UC remain affordable and accessible for current and future students.  Come to the UC Regents meeting at UCSF on 11/19/2014 and 11/20/2014 to let them know how your feel.
Email the Regents and let them know how your feel:  regents
Facebook event hosted by Matt Arman Liwanag and Matt Haney

Livable City's Annual Livability Awards and Member Celebration
When:  November 19, 2014 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where:  San Francisco Museum at the Mint, The Old Mint, 88 Fifth Street, San Francisco
What:  Join Livable City for the Livability Awards and Member Celebration at the historic Old Mint.  The event is an opportunity for Livable City to recognize and honor innovators, advocates and public servants for their work and celebrate the amazing members and friends.
Livability Advocate Award:  Leah Shahum
Livability Innovator Award:  David Baker
Eventbrite:  Tickets  $58.74 at door, $48.24 Early Bird Ticket

Dolores Street Community Services -  2014 Open Palm Awards
When:  November 19, 2014 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. Sit-down dinner
7:15 p.m. Program
Where:  The Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa Street, San Francisco
What:  2014 Open Palm Awards to:
Causa Justa:  Just Cause
Stephanie Joy Ashley
Fundraiser for Dolores Street Community Services.  Reception, food, drinks, celebration.
Information and Tickets:  $125.

SFMTA - Open House for 8X Bayshore Express
When:  November 19, 2014 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m.
Where:  Crocker Amazon Playground Clubhouse, 799 Moscow Street, San Francisco
What:  Open House for 8X Bayshore Express Transit Priority Project.

Kirk ham  Heights Neighborhood Outreach Meeting
When:  November 19, 2014 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Faculty Almni House, 745 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco.
What:  Kirkham Project represents one of San Francisco's first major urban infill developments in the western section of the City.  

November 20, 2014 - Thursday

Seventh Annual Redmond Kernan Lecture
When:  November 20, 2014 - Thursday
5:30 p.m.
Where:  Newly renovated Officers Club, San Francisco
What:  Seventh Annual Redmond  Kernan Lecture. 
Speaker Brian Shellum will describe the amazing life and career of Charles Young as told in his recent book "Black Officer in a Buffalo Soldier Regiment".  Young was a troop commander in the Presidio where he became the first African American National Park superintendent.  Shelley's book seeks to restore this hero to the ranks of military history.  At the same time, it informs our understanding of the role of race in the history of the American military.  Noah Griffin, a long-time admire of Charles Young, will introduce the talk with a poem and a song in Young's honor.  
Redmond Kernan, a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, former Director of the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, he dedicated his retirement years to the Presidio of San Francisco forming links with dozens of San Francisco organizations to advocate vigorously for the preservation and presentation of Presidio history.
RSVP: Sharon Gadberry 415-751-1126
Author:  Brian Shellum

* Change: Noe Valley Democratic Club - San Francisco for Democracy -  Progressive Democrats  of America, SHARP Sunset Heights Association of Responsible People -   Corey Cook Re-Cap of November Election
When:  November 20, 2014 - Thursday
7:00 p.m. 
* Change of Venue: Where: James Lick  Middle School, 1220 Noe Street, San Francisco changes from St. Phillip's Church, 725 Diamond Street, San Francisco 
What:  Corey Cook will re-cap the November election.  Corey is the Director of the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good at the University of San Francisco.  
Information:  Noe Valley Democratic Club
San Francisco for Democracy -

November 21, 2014 - Friday

Jobs with Justice San Francisco - Bridging Solidarity and Power Together
When:  November 21, 2014 - Friday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  ILWU Local 34, 801 2nd Street, San Francisco
What:  Bridging Solidarity and Power Together.  Jobs with Justice San Francisco's 4th Anniversary Celebration. 
Speaker:  Steve Pitts, UC Berkeley Labor Center and National Black Workers Center Project
Live Music:
Diana Gameros
Bandung 55
Tickets:  $25./$100. sliding scale

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